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Emergency Safety Tips From GM

FOR RELEASE: October 11, 2002

GM Motor Club Helps Prepare You For Roadside Emergencies

Southfield, Mich. - Roadside emergencies can be scary and overwhelming for any traveler. A flat tire on the interstate, smoke billowing from under the hood or a dead battery can send the unprepared motorist into panic mode. Being equipped is an important part to conquering those worries and GM Motor Club offers assistance by recommending that you have the following items in your vehicle at all times:

* Jumper cables
* Inflated spare tire
* Jack and lug wrench
* Flares or reflective devices
* First aid kit
* Approved empty gas container
* Blanket
* Bottled drinking water
* Automobile registration
* Proof of insurance
* A "call police" sign or cellular phone
* Copy of your health insurance card
* A marker and message pad
* Emergency contacts
* Flashlight and extra batteries
* Copy of your motor club membership card

As the winter months bring potential freezing conditions, GM Motor Club also recommends these seasonal items:

* Shovel
* Window scraper/brush
* Window washer fluidv * Sand or rock salt
* Thermal packs
* Extra blankets, hats and gloves

GM Motor Club provides nationwide emergency roadside service and travel benefits to owners of any make or model private passenger vehicle. For a single membership rate, GM Motor Club covers the member, spouse and dependent children under the age of 21 living in the residence. Coverage includes 24-hour 800-number access; 24-hour service for lockout, flat tire change, emergency fuel service or battery jump-start; and "no-mileage limit" towing to the nearest repair facility. Additional services include trip routing, map services, travel discounts and ATM/rental car locator. GM Motor Club is protection anytime, anywhere, for anyone. For more information, visit or call 877 GM MOTOR (877-466-6867).