Crime Tip Tuesday: Stranded in the summer
It's the season of vacations and road trips. But what do you do when you're stuck on the side of the road in these hot summer months?
LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Being prepared for a road trip oftentimes starts before you leave. Make sure somebody knows where you’re going, when you’re going, and when you’re coming back. That’s easily said and done since we tend to have cell phones on us at all times. That said, make sure they stay on: keep them charged. Turning the GPS locator on can also help people find you.
If you end up stranded, basic supplies can make a difference. Road flares and safety triangles help with visibility. Water and snacks keep you in good shape while you’re waiting for help.
Since it is summertime, you’ll need to be ready for extreme heat or severe storms. In the case of thunderstorms, tornados, or high winds, your stranded car may not be the safest place to be. You’ll need cover, so keep an eye out and be aware of your surroundings.
That awareness can apply to helping others find you. Watch out for landmarks that you can use to direct people to where you’re stuck waiting.