heat source, candle, matches and a
deep can to hold the candle
ice scraper and snow brush
Consider having the following emergency
supplies in your car at all times:
first aid kit
approved warning devices like
jack and inflated spare tire
flashlight with extra batteries
headlight replacement bulbs
To reduce the chance of a collision with an
animal, do the following:
Reduce your speed, look well ahead,
and use caution in areas with wildlife
Scan the sides of the road for animals.
Be careful at dusk and dawn since
animals tend to be more active at
Watch for sudden, unusual spots of light
on or near the road at night. This may
be the reflection of your headlights from
an animals eyes.
Animals sometimes move in groups. If
you see one animal, there may be more.
If an animal suddenly appears in front
of you brake hard and prepare to take
evasive action. Choose an escape route
away from oncoming traffic.
If you are the first person at the scene of a
collision, stop away from the collision in a
safe location. Offer assistance if possible,
and protect the scene with flashing hazard
lights and warning triangles so that other
vehicles do not become involved. If it is
necessary to notify the police or emergency
medical services, be as accurate as you can,
especially about the condition of any injured
people and the location of the collision.
If you are involved in a collision, give
assistance where you can, protect the
scene, and notify emergency assistance
Exchange names, contact information
and insurance details with the other
Record the names and contact
information of all witnesses.
Do not discuss who was at fault.
Record the time, location, weather and
any other details that may be important.
Notify your insurance company as soon
You are required to report all collisions
to the police or local law enforcement if:
anyone has been injured
anyone has been killed
overall damage exceeds $2,000
if police are called to the scene, all
drivers must remain