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NO_SWEAT

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Message Posted: Oct 26, 2013 12:24:31 AM

If a flat tire, mechanical breakdown, or empty fuel tank forces you to stop driving, the most important thing is to take actions that ensure your safety. Here are some tips from the auto experts at Consumer Reports.
Get off the road

Pull your vehicle as far off of the road as safely possible. If your vehicle is in or near traffic and you can safely walk to another location, do it. If the vehicle is parked on the shoulder of a busy highway, exit on the passenger side. Lock the door and leave a note on the windshield in case roadside assistance or the police stop by the vehicle.
Make your vehicle as visible as possible

At the minimum, turn on the hazard lights as soon as you realize that your vehicle is slowing down. Once stopped, use any warning signals that you have—flares, hazard triang
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Upyrs
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Message Posted: Apr 2, 2014 4:51:10 AM

Common sense isn't common!

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ouch
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Common sense isn't common!

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Common sense isn't common!

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Common sense isn't common!

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Message Posted: Oct 29, 2013 7:24:31 AM

Common sense isn't common!

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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2013 1:54:52 PM

common sense helps a lot
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2013 11:32:46 AM

It took a college degree to figure this out.
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2013 6:28:08 AM

Common sense isn't common!

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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2013 12:53:30 AM

Be Safe?
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2013 12:37:36 AM

Good advice except for the obvious. Use your cell phone -- call for help!
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2013 12:33:15 AM

First, use common sense. Most all drivers have cell phones, call for help.
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2013 12:32:19 AM

Basic driver's education material.
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2013 12:29:34 AM

Old weekend news.
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2013 12:28:41 AM

old news
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2013 12:28:32 AM

OnStar is my backup of choice
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2013 12:28:06 AM

Is this really an article?
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2013 12:26:31 AM

The hardest part? Remembering all this when you need to do so.
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2013 12:26:22 AM

Be Smart stay safe call 911 for back-up and to reach a repair company if you do not have 1
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2013 12:23:34 AM

Common sense
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2013 12:23:27 AM

Good advice.
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2013 12:22:18 AM

Every vehicle should have emergency markers, flashers, etc., even a spare tire.
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2013 12:21:59 AM

Ok
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2013 12:21:45 AM

Sound advice
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2013 12:21:41 AM

All this info should be part of getting your driving permit.
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2013 12:21:27 AM

Call AAA
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2013 12:21:17 AM

Okay.
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2013 12:19:49 AM

- Very Interesting . . . .




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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2013 12:18:42 AM

Good advice, thanks.
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2013 12:17:43 AM

Call AAA.
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2013 12:17:00 AM

Good tips if you haven't seen them before.
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2013 12:16:20 AM

Old regurgitated safety tips.
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2013 12:16:09 AM

Restating what I already know, but good to have the refresher.
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2013 12:16:07 AM

Thanks for the tips.
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2013 12:16:07 AM

Interesting!
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2013 12:15:18 AM

Good article.
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2013 12:14:47 AM

Old news but good reminders.
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2013 12:14:00 AM

good information
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2013 12:12:31 AM

Common sence
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2013 12:09:42 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2013 12:09:09 AM

For real quick help dial 911, just prepare to wait quite awhile afterwards.
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2013 12:09:08 AM

get er done
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2013 12:08:41 AM

WELL TO BE DONE
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2013 12:08:35 AM

Nothing new here.
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2013 12:05:38 AM

Ok
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Message Posted: Oct 27, 2013 12:05:32 AM

Good to know.
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