CHARLOTTE, N.C. (January 17, 2018) – ​ When motorists have a mechanical breakdown and are waiting for AAA or other emergency roadside assistance to arrive, it is important that they are equipped with a fully stocked emergency kit in their vehicles.

A recent AAA Carolinas survey revealed that three out of four Carolinians do not have a winter emergency kit in their vehicle.

“You just don’t know what might happen, “said AAA Carolinas Foundation for Traffic Safety President Tiffany Wright. “If you are prepared you can prevent a bad situation from turning into a serious emergency.”

AAA Carolina suggests motorists keep these items in their winter emergency kits.

  • Mobile phone with important phone numbers, including personal emergency contacts, family members and emergency services; be sure to include a charger or power storage device.
  • Drinking water or electrolyte-replenishing sports drinks (they have a slightly lower freezing temperature)
  • First aid kit, including extra doses of whatever medications are needed by you, your family members or traveling pets.
  • Non-perishable snacks for both human and pet passengers
  • Bag of abrasive material (sand, salt, cat litter) or traction mats
  • Snow shovel
  • Blankets or sleeping bag
  • Additional pieces of warm clothing (gloves, hats, scarves)
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Extra window washer fluid
  • Ice scraper with brush
  • Some rags or roll of paper towels
  • Jumper cables, cleaned and recently checked
  • Warning devices (flares or reflective hazard signs)
  • Basic household toolkit (screwdrivers, pliers, adjustable wrench, small hammer, electrical or duct tape)

AAA Carolinas, an affiliate of the American Automobile Association, is a not-for-profit organization that serves more than 2.1 million members and the public with travel, automobile and insurance services while being an advocate for the safety and security of all travelers.

For more information on this press release, please contact:

Public Relations Manager
Tiffany Wright
Work : 704-737-8306
Cell : 704-569-7768