When Vehicle is Disabled or Parked at the Side of the Road.
When you pull off the road and stop, be sure to turn on the 4-way
emergency flashers. This is important at night. Dont trust the
taillights to give warning. Drivers have crashed into the rear of
a parked vehicle because they thought it was moving normally.
If you must stop on a road or the shoulder of a road, you should
put out your reflective triangles within ten minutes. Place your
warningdevices at the following locations:
On the traffic side of the vehicle, within ten feet of the front
or rear corners to mark the location of the vehicle.
100 feet behind and ahead of the vehicle, on the shoulder or
in the lane you are stopped in.
Back beyond any hill, curve, or other obstruction that prevents
other drivers from seeing the vehicle within 500 feet.
If you must stop on or by a one-way or divided highway, place
warning devices 10 feet, 100 feet, and 200 feet toward the approaching
When putting out the triangles hold them between yourself and the
oncoming traffic for your own safety. (So other drivers can see