- Turn on the flashing hazard lights, and set up flares and other warning markers. Place the distress flag on the antenna or hang it out the window.
- Remain in the vehicle and wait for help unless a building is clearly visible and which you can reach safely on foot. Use your cell phone to call 911.
- Do not wander off in extremely cold weather or in a snowstorm.
- While waiting in the vehicle, drivers must stay alert to the possibility of carbon monoxide poisoning if the engine is left running to generate heat.
- Generally, the engine should run about 10 minutes per hour.
- Keep a window slightly cracked while the engine is running to get a fresh supply of air, and make sure the tail pipe does not become clogged with snow.
- If the wind is blowing, make sure that the exhaust is not blowing into the vehicle. Exercise to stay warm.
- At least one person should stay awake at all times.
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