If you’ve never been in a car accident then you should consider yourself lucky. There are many people around the world that haven’t been in just one, but multiple accidents due to careless drivers or their own human error. Thankfully, car technology has been improving consistently over the past couple of years, and with the advent of smart self-driving cars, we will inevitably have to research more ways to make our vehicles safer.
However, until your next dream car is a vehicle that is a hundred percent safe and impervious to damage from careless drivers and neglect, you’ll have to make do with these life-saving tools that every car owner should have.
Seatbelt cutter and window breaker
In the event of a crash, one of the most horrifying situations to be in is to have a seatbelt which is stuck or trapped because of the collision. The other worrying situation is if the car is locked and you are unable to shake the doors free. Being trapped in a vehicle is an incredibly scary situation especially if the car is on fire or there is something dreadful creeping towards your vehicle such as flames or a fuel leak. Although we dread to be in these situations and hope to never encounter it, that’s no excuse not to prepare for it with a combined seatbelt cutter and window breaker. These emergency tools are small enough to fit in multiple compartments of your car, and they work efficiently and cleanly. You can typically buy a multi-tool that combines a cutter and a window breaker and it’s recommended so you don’t need to fumble around for two different tools. Just hope that you never have to actually use it for its intended purpose.
When your car is broken down in the middle of the road, the last thing you want is for a car to slam right into you. You can prevent this by having an LED strobe light in your vehicle. These little contraptions are small enough to fit on your vehicle and they can be used whenever needed. They usually plug into the cigarette lighter of your vehicle and they can be attached to the windscreen or roof of your car with suction cups. They strobe bright enough to be seen several hundred metres away, giving oncoming cars enough time to notice you and steer clear.
You don’t have to be a doctor to use a simple first-aid kit. Cuts are worrying injuries when you are in a motoring accident because the open wound could lead to infections and others worrying complications. By cleaning the wound with disinfectant and bandaging it up to prevent it being exposed, you drastically reduce the chances of developing a serious condition. You can stop bleeding with bandages, you can reduce pain with painkillers, and you could also stock your first-aid kit with important prescription medicine that you might have forgotten at home or you’re unable to locate because it’s in your luggage in the car boot. There are many uses for a first-aid kit, and it’s best to keep it well-stocked.