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Roadside safety: Have a car kit ready to go

Winter Roadside Safety Checklist

Editor’s note: This post was updated on January 9, 2015.

Car travel is not just for warm-weather months and preparing for all kinds of winter driving conditions can help you keep an inconvenient situation from becoming a roadside emergency.

Pack a roadside safety kit

A winter roadside safety kit in your vehicle will prepare you for whatever Mother Nature throws your way. Planning ahead could protect you from hypothermia and frostbite and help with a rapid rescue if needed.

Watch this video about roadside safety featuring Marshfield Clinic’s Dr. Brian Hoerneman, an emergency medicine specialist.

We put together a handy checklist to help you prepare your own roadside safety kit.

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