No matter how well you maintain your vehicle, the possibility exists that you'll find yourself broke down, on the side of the road. The side of the road is a dangerous place. If your vehicle does fail while driving, it is best to try and maneuver to the right shoulder, out of traffic, if possible. In the event of a flat tire, you may feel that you are doing substantial damage, but generally, the worst you will do is damage a wheel or tire. Although it may cost more money to replace a wheel, it is better to risk damage to the wheel than to risk personal injury, or your life.
Stay with your vehicle
If at all possible, avoid leaving your vehicle for help. Use a cell phone to call for help if necessary. Many states, including Virginia, have a Motorist Assistance program, to help you in the event of a break down. Virginia also has laws prohibiting walking alongside of the interstate. Doing so may also net you a citation on top any vehicle repairs.
Surviving a Breakdown
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