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How long can you leave broken down car on freeway?
Last Updated: 27th January, 2020
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Hereof, what should you do if your car breaks down on the freeway?
The National Safety Council suggests the followingmeasures when your car breaks down or has a flat tireon the highway. At the first sign of car trouble,gently and smoothly take your foot off the accelerator.Do not brake hard or suddenly. Carefully work yourvehicle toward the breakdown lane or the side of theroad.
Also Know, how long can a car sit on the side of the highway in Tennessee? If you encounter an emergency that requires you toabandon your vehicle on the side of the road, tryyour best to leave the vehicle in a location thatdoes not impede traffic. Again, turning your wheels to theright is a good idea. Tennessee law states you have48 hours to remove a vehicle before it istowed.
Thereof, can you leave your car if it breaks down?
Leave your vehicle again as soon as youfeel this danger has passed. If you can't get to thehard shoulder, stay in your vehicle unless you can beabsolutely sure it's safe to leave it. Put yourhazard lights on, keep your seatbelt on and call theemergency services.
Can you call the police if your car breaks down?
While remaining in your car, if you haveemergency roadside assistance service, dial them from yourcell phone (if you have one). If you don't haveroadside assistance service, call for a tow truck orby dialing your local non-emergency police station.If you don't know the number offhand, call911.