Top 10 tips
- Always activate your hazard lights
- Find a safe spot to pull over, such as a hard shoulder or breakdown lane
- Park your vehicle as far away from other traffic as possible
- Activate your parking lights in poor visibility
- Stay in your vehicle with your seatbelt on and call roadside assistance
- If you have to get out of your vehicle, always check for traffic
- Do not attempt to change a tyre unless it is safe to do so
- Leave your vehicle from the safest side, away from the traffic
- Try to avoid crossing the road
- Stand clear of the road and move behind a safety barrier if it is safe to do so.
Be prepared before you leave
- Before a long journey, check your fuel, oil, water and tyre pressures (including the spare). Our tyre safety tips have practical advice.
- Carry a high-visibility vest and a torch inside your vehicle
- Breakdown lanes are only for breakdowns. Use a rest area for making phone calls, toilet stops or attending to children.
- Fatigue is one of the three big killers on NSW roads. Find helpful advice in our tips to avoid driving tired