Disaster Preparedness - Car Accident

Read through this recommended list of items you should have in case of an accident or emergency.

- Emergency Items
- For Your Kids
- In Case of Emergency (ICE)

- Look Into Insurance
- Car Maintenance
- Safe Driving

Emergency Items

Whether you have a flat tire or another roadside emergency, you should have the following items in your car:

1.       Always in Your Car

o        Disposable camera (to take photos of the vehicles and the scene)

o        Can of motor oil

o        Cones, warning triangles or emergency flares should be kept in the trunk

o        Empty gas can

o        Fire extinguisher

o        First aid kit

o        Flashlight with spare batteries

WHN TIP: Batteries

Don't use high-end batteries (lithium, ultra, etc.) for flashlights. Too much power will burn out the flashlight's bulb.

o        Fuses

o        Insurance: insurance card, phone number of agent, 1-800 number of company

o        Jack for tires

o        Jumper cables

o        Paper

o        Pen or pencil

o        Portable radio with spare batteries

o        Reflective vest

o        Sealant for small leaks in tires

o        Spare tire (be sure to have it checked each time you have your tires rotated)

o        Tire pressure gauge

o        Tool box with screwdrivers, wrenches and a small hammer (keep this in glove compartment)

o        Window scraper for ice


2.       For You and Your Family

o        Blankets

o        Bottled water