*This post is sponsored by State Farm. However, all opinions and experiences are 100% my own.
State Farm Driver’s Roadside Preparedness & Winter Drivings Safety Tips
Winter driving is NO joke in Alaska. Between the extreme weather conditions, bad road conditions, and wildlife that sometimes find their way crossing the roads while you’re on them, you can bet that it’s super important to be prepared in the event you find yourself stuck on the side of the road. Not being prepared in some cases can lead to serious consequences, maybe even death because there are certain parts of Alaskawhere you could be stuck off road in the middle of winter for an unknown determined amount of time before help arrives. It is essential that all drivers need to put together a trunk safety kit so that if you ever find yourself stranded on the side of the road, you have all the necessary supplies to stay safe until you’re rescued.
A recent survey by State Farm® and KRC Research found that 2/3rds of drivers (67 percent) had some sort of “junk” (non-emergency supplies) in their trunk ranging from shoes to toys to used food or drink containers. While nearly all drivers (96 percent) had at least one emergency item in their vehicle, such as a spare tire or jumper cables, a mere five percent carried all the emergency roadside equipment, including jumper cables, spare tire, hazard triangle/road flares, flashlight, first aid kid, windshield scraper, water, non-perishable food and a blanket. Check out the Driver’s Roadside Preparedness Infographic below to read more statistics.
What does a prepared trunk safety kit look like? It looks much like this picture below. You can see all the emergency supplies that will be handy in case you are stuck on the side of the road for some time. I know I myself have some work in this area. For more State Farm safety tips, you can visit this link to read more. Thanks to State Farm, one lucky Blessings Abound Mommy reader will be one step closer to having a complete roadside preparedness trunk safety kit. Enter to win at the bottom of this post!
State Farm Trunk Safety Makeover Kit Giveaway
A lucky Blessings Abound Mommy reader will win a State Farm Trunk Safety Makeover Kit that includes a triangular-shaped hazard warning sign tote bag, a set of jumper cables, a heavy-duty plastic ice scraper, a tire pressure gauge, a nine piece ratchet set with rigid hand driver, a pair of standard slip-joint pliers, a flathead screwdriver, a Phillips screwdriver, a roll of red electrical tape, blade-style automotive fuses, a pair of white work gloves, an insulated ring & spade terminals, mini LED flashlight, supa cham towel, shoulder tote bag, and a box of Nature Valley granola bars (ARV $50)! All you have to do in order to be qualified for a chance to win is to follow the directions in the Rafflecopter widget/link below. Contest ends March 18th at 12:00 ET and is open to US only.