What Should You Keep in Your Car in Case of an Emergency?

car safety kit comprised of water bottles, crackers, masks, first aid kit, flashlight, radio, and matches

Your Roadside Safety Checklist

Whether you're a frequent road-tripper or only use your vehicle during a commute to work, ensuring that you are prepared in case of an emergency is essential. While most drivers keep jumper cables and weather-related items in their vehicles, there are many other things you should consider having on hand. Read on to learn how to create your emergency kit.

Creating an Emergency Kit

Depending on how often your vehicle is used, there are many things you will want to keep either in the trunk or backseat in case of emergencies. Some essential items to have on hand include:

  • First aid kit
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Reflective triangle road signs and vest/clothing
  • Seatbelt cutter or other knife
  • Small tool kit
  • Protective gloves

You may also find it helpful to have a more extensive kit for wintery conditions that may include:

  • Ice scraper and snow brush
  • One or two thick blankets
  • Large coat
  • Gloves, mittens, or extra socks
  • Beanie cap or earmuffs
  • Hand warmers
  • Tire chains
  • Salt or sand for a snowy driveway or parking lot

Other options that many drivers find useful but may not be deemed as “essential” are:

  • Non-perishable snacks and water bottles
  • Crank radio
  • Change of clothes or extra pair of shoes
  • Handwritten list of emergency contact information in case you are stranded with a dead phone

Not only will keeping these items in your car provide aid in a disaster while on the road, but they can also help you be prepared for a home evacuation.

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