Remember to keep your gas tank full when driving in a distance because you never know when you might be stuck in standstill traffic due to an accident. Keep your gas tank full by frequently stopping to fill up when your gas gauge registers half full. I was just recently in this situation where traffic was at a standstill for about 3 1/2 hours on I 75 heading north in Kentucky. It was very hard and most cars were running to keep the air conditioning going. The problem with this is it just it’s up your gas. When we were finally able to travel we got off at the first exit to get gas. The gas station was flooded with travelers who were very nervous that they had almost run out of gas.
These are the three lanes of traffic where the oil tanker burst in the flames. The local fire department didn’t have the correct or enough extinguishing material so they had to go require help. This is what contributed to the long delay for traffic. I am very thankful that nobody was injured or it wasn’t a crash that hurt people.
Carolyn J. Shinn
Carolyn has more than 20 years of occupational health & safety experience in union and non-union manufacturing environments & construction. She also stays up-to-date with her nursing profession working in a level II trauma center.