It’s cold in Atlanta again. Like in the teens, windchill even lower and we are feeling it! The saving grace this time is that there is no precipitation and none in the forecast.
Thank goodness because last year was brutal. People were stranded for hours and even days. Mr. Serious didn’t come home for two days because he couldn’t get here. Friends were trapped on the freeway. Moms had babies stuck in the car with them with only one diaper and no snacks. It was really, really bad.
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I’m hoping and praying it doesn’t happen again. I’m paying attention to the weather and making sure I don’t have to stop to get gas when it’s super cold outside. I’ve also checked to make sure I have all of the necessary road safety items in my car. I used to just have a blanket and jumper cables, but I’m doing better.
There are things that we should have in our road safety kits year round and then a couple additional items that make it more of a winter road safety kit.
Should you find yourself in a roadside emergency, you will be happy to have some important items on hand until help arrives.
- Hazard triangle (with reflectors) or road flares
- First aid kit
- Jumper cables
- Windshield scraper (can double as a shovel) and brush
- Spare tire
- Blankets and extra warm clothing
- Cell phone and charger
- High-calorie, non-perishable food (almonds or granola bars are good choices)
- Road salt, cat litter or sand to help with tire traction
- Brightly colored distress sign or “Help” or “Call Police” flag
- Candle/matches, lighter, and/or flashlight
- Tarp for sitting or kneeling in the snow for exterior work like a tire change
While nobody wants to have to use any of the items in an emergency roadside kit, you will be happy you have them on hand if you need them.
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