Consumer Behaviour Roadside Services

Remaining Safe During a Breakdown

23rd March, 2021 by rvSafe Team
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Do you know what to do in the unfortunate event that you break down? Follow these tips to stay safe while you wait for help.


– Activate your hazard lights (and parking lights in poor visibility)

– Find a safe place to pull over, such as a hard shoulder or breakdown lane

– Position your vehicle as far away from other traffic as possible

– When you have pulled over, turn your wheels away from traffic

– If you are staying in your vehicle, you and all passengers must continue to wear seatbelts

– If you have to get out of your vehicle:

  • Always check for traffic
  • Leave your vehicle from the passenger side (away from traffic)
  • Avoid crossing the road
  • Stand clear of the road and move behind a safety barrier if it is safe to do so
  • Wear a high visibility vest.

– Do not attempt to change a tyre unless it is safe to do so. If possible, drive on a flat tyre to a safe location away from the traffic.



Before you leave home, please ensure:

  • Your vehicle is well maintained
  • Your phone is charged
  • You have downloaded the Emergency Plus app
  • You have Roadside Assistance and their contact numbers available
  • You have a high visibility vest in your vehicle.
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