Self drive expedition are some exciting experiences for an adventurous traveler. Uganda self drive expeditions can lead you to different tourist attractions in an exploratory manner. However, these can be stressing when a problem happens to you for instance a car break down.
The car breakdowns on highways and freeways can be particularly stressful and potentially so dangerous. In case you find yourself in a breakdown situation, don’t panic. Please keep calm and kindly follow these steps below.
Pull over; in case you can find a safe place to pull over off the road or in the emergency breakdown lane. Try to keep off the central median strip. Park far left as possible to maximize the space between your car and traffic.
Turn on your hazard lights; the parking lights are also a good idea in case it’s dark or there is poor visibility. Look for the hazard lights and they will help you so much.
Get out of your car; in case it’s safe, exit your car from the side away from the traffic. Always check for traffic first and close the car door behind you. If it’s not safe to exit your car, stay inside with your seatbelt on.
Stand clear of all traffic; always stand clear of the road and be aware of your surroundings. Avoid crossing the road at all times. Always stand behind the safety barrier in case there is one. Wait under some shade in case it’s a hot day.
Aim to call for help; call a roadside assistance provider or town company on your mobile. In case you don’t have a mobile, use a roadside emergency phone in case there is one nearby. In case you are outside the vehicle, try to face the traffic when you make the call, just in case you need to move to avoid an oncoming vehicle.
Remember to stay calm; As long as you are safe, that is all that matters, help may take longer to arrive in case you are on a country road.
Always wait it out; wait in your safe place for help to arrive and then follow their instructions.