15 March 2021 13:55 WIB

Find A Safe Place To Pull Over And Do These 3 Things

Break down on the side of the road is a common issue. Either it’s because of an engine issue, electrical, or maybe a tire puncture immobilizing the car. Making pulling over on the side of the road is the only option.

But, pulling over on the side of the road has its own rules and necessities. What are those necessities?

1. Pull Over

First thing first, pull over on the side of the road or the shoulder of the road. Try to be to the side as possible to not intervene with the traffic even when the engine is off. If the engine decides to turn off in the middle of the road, it’s better to put the car in neutral and then push it to the side.

2. Turns On The Hazard Lights

After the car has stopped at a safe place, turn on our hazard light so other drivers will know that you’re stopping and having trouble.

3. Put The Emergency Triangle

An emergency triangle is necessary to let other drivers know you’re in an emergency. Set this triangle around 50 to 100 meters from your car. This will prevent accidents especially in the night because this triangle is reflective and makes the other drivers know you are stopping there preventing rear end crashes.

After you do those 3 things, you can proceed to fix your car if possible like changing the tire to the spare. If you can’t fix it maybe because it’s a complicated engine issue, it’s always better to call a towing service or emergency roadside assistance service.

 

Indonesia 

Mogok di pinggir jalan seringkali terjadi. Entah akibat masalah internal mesin, kelistrikan ataupun mungkin ban pecah sehingga mobil tidak bisa berjalan. Berhenti di pinggir jalan pun menjadi pilihan satu-satunya.

Berhenti di pinggir jalan tapi juga ada aturannya dan kewajibannya. Kira kira apa saja?

1. Menepi

Pertama, pastikan mobil berhenti di bahu jalan atau pinggir jalan. Usahakan mobil agar seminggir mungkin meskipun mesin telah mati. Jika mesin mati di tengah jalan, sebaiknya masukan mobil pada posisi netral lalu dorong mobil ke pinggir jalan.

2. Nyalakan Lampu Hazard

Setelah mobil berhenti dengan aman, nyalakanlah lampu hazard agar pengemudi lain tahu kamu sedang berhenti dan mengalami kendala.

3. Pasang Segitiga Darurat

Segitiga pengaman bertujuan agar pengemudi lain tahu kamu dalam keadaan darurat. Letakanlah segitiga ini sekitar 50 hingga 100 meter ke belakang mobilmu. Segitiga ini sangat berguna untuk mencegah kecelakaan, apalagi pada malam hari karena segitiga darurat ini reflektif dan membuat pengemudi di belakang tahu bahwa kamu sedang berhenti dan bisa mencegah tabrak belakang.

Setelah melakukan ketiga langkah sederhana tersebut, maka kalian bisa lanjut memperbaiki mobil kalian, misalnya mengganti ban dengan ban cadangan. Atau jika tidak bisa diperbaiki karena misalnya masalah mesin yang besar, segeralah telepon layanan towing ataupun layanan perbaikan darurat.

 

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