Winter roads can get icy. Driving for the conditions is always recommended, however, accidents can happen. If you find yourself in an accident involving a utility pole, or other electrical object, remember these safety tips.
The “License to Live” campaign is aimed at making sure people know exactly what to do when your car comes into contact with a utility pole or wire, specifically:
- STAY IN YOUR vehicle and call 911
- ONLY get out of the vehicle if it is on fire
- IF you must get out, jump from the vehicle with both feet together, and shuffle your feet on the ground as you move away from the scene
- ALWAYS assume all wires and equipment are electrified
Want to know more? Watch the video at this link: License to Live – Safe ElectricitySafe Electricity