FLOYD COUNTY, IN (WAVE) - With the sub-freezing temperatures expected for the next few days, a vehicle that becomes disabled can make for a life or death situation for the driver and passengers.
Indiana State Police give these tips you can follow that could save your life:
• Before you leave, check the weather forecast and let someone know your route of travel.
• Always keep your gas tank full when driving in cold weather.
• Carry a winter survival kit in your car to include: blankets, flashlight, extra batteries, brightly colored cloth, sand or a bag of cat litter, shovel, candles and matches, non perishable high calorie foods, (nuts, raisins, and candy bars), newspapers (for insulation), a first aid kit and jumper cables.
• Do not leave your car should you become stranded; it is your best protection.