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In wake of deaths, authorities advise how to handle car breakdowns

In wake of deaths, authorities advise how to handle car breakdowns

Two recent accidents that led to four deaths and another six people injured in northern Taiwan occurred partly because motorists did not know what to do after their vehicles broke down, according to the National Highway Police Bureau. To prevent similar accidents in the future, the bureau on Saturday offered advice on what to do following a breakdown.

If your vehicle encounters a problem or an accident while on the road, try to get to the right-hand shoulder of the road as soon as possible, turn on your warning lights and place reflective markers about 50-100 meters behind the vehicle, the bureau said.

If your vehicle cannot move and is stuck on the road, turn on your warning lights and try to place reflective markers about 50-100 meters behind your vehicle, according to the bureau.

If your vehicle is having a problem in a tunnel, try to get to the right side of the road or park in a bay, and then turn off your engine while waiting for help, the bureau said.

Drivers and passengers should also leave their vehicle and stand on traffic barriers or safety islands and face the road to watch out for oncoming vehicles, and then call 1968 or 110 to request help from highway police. (By Wang Chao-yu and Kuo Chung-han)


Updated : 2021-09-27 12:13 GMT+08:00