Road Safety Preparedness

In recognition of National Preparedness Month (September), Chief of Police Penny Dunn offers these helpful tips for being prepared while on the road:National Preparedness PENNY

Be sure to have the appropriate tools and materials for a roadside emergency or breakdown:

  1. Flashlight
  2. Flares or emergency cones/triangles
  3. Spare tire (check the air pressure)
  4. Jack and tools for changing a flat tire
  5. Phone numbers for towing or emergency roadside assistance stored in your cell phone
  6. Jumper cables and/or portable battery jump box
  7. Basic tool set – screwdrivers (Phillips and Flathead), pliers, etc. 
  8. Basic first-aid kit

 It's always a good idea to stay in touch with family members and/or friends during weather events, travel, etc... Keeping in touch prevents miscommunication and allows first responders to be available for emergencies.