Your vehicle breaking down can happen at anytime. One of the worst times is while traveling on a major highway like I65. Whats doubly difficult is trying to avoid a vehicle that has lost a tire and caused a collision, causing you to become part of that collision. This is that time when you’ll need to hire a Louisville tow company, but before doing so there are some things you should know about being stranded on i65
Stranded on i65 and need a tow?
If you’re vehicle has broken down, or run out of fuel or worse, been hit by another vehicle, it’s always best to remain calm and follow these simple tips:
- If you vehicle breaks down on the shoulder, remain in your vehicle and call All American Towing. Your vehicle acts as a buffer if it’s struck. Please also remain in your seat belt.
- Turn on your hazard lights!
- Ensure your passengers do not take off their seat belts.
- Contact the state police. They will respond and place their vehicle behind yours until we can arrive to safely remove your vehicle.
- Never attempt to change a flat tire without the room necessary to do so. You can slowly drive on a flat tire until you can get to a safe place. Ruining a $100 rim is worth the safety you’ll have by not being on i65 and trying to change a tire.
- Call family to let them know where you’re at and where your vehicle will be headed to. The All American Two operator will transport you to where you need to go as well.
- During construction, you may not have room to get your vehicle over to the shoulder. If you have to, push the cones or barrels out of your way to ensure your safety. The construction crew will understand.
If your vehicle breaks down in a live lane, be sure to place the hazard lights on and call the Louisville Metro Police or Kentucky State Police immediately. The police officer or state trooper will assist, as well, our tow operator will help move your vehicle.
Contact the Police if You Need Them
How To Come To A Stop Safely on i65
- Make sure to signal and come to a gradual stop on the right shoulder.
- Do not make any sudden moves across multiple lanes.
- Turn on your hazard light and keep them on.
- Right your wheels AWAY from oncoming traffic. That will lessen the likelihood of causing another accident if your car is rear-ended.
- Make sure your parking brake is down.
- Assess the situation carefully before deciding whether or not to get out of your vehicle.