Driving on the open road can be a relaxing and enjoyable experience, but unexpected hazards can quickly wreak havoc with even the best-planned trips. One such danger is encountering a downed power line while behind the wheel. Downed power lines pose a significant risk to drivers, and it's crucial to know how to react in such a situation to ensure your safety and that of others on the road.
A downed power line can be a life-threatening hazard for drivers. These high-voltage lines can cause severe injuries or death upon contact. When they touch a vehicle, the entire car can become electrified. In addition to posing a risk of electrocution, downed power lines can also start fires that threaten anyone nearby.
If a power line has fallen on your car and there's smoke or fire, here's what to do to evacuate safely:
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