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What To Do If You Hit A Power Line

The week of October 17th through the 23rd is National Teen Driver Safety Week. For many young people, learning to drive may be something that they’ve always looked forward to, or something that they are dreading. Brian Bretsch, Communications Executive with Ameren says that teenagers need to learn and follow important rules that address the many dangers teenager drivers face: Stay away from alcohol, wear your seat belt, don’t text and drive, don’t drive drowsy, don’t speed, and don’t have too many passengers. 



Bretsch says while this is meaningful for teenagers, not every adult knows what to do when you hit a power line.



For Bretsch, knowing what to do when you hit a power line, is extremely important to help stay alive. Unless your car is smoking, stay in your vehicle.



If the car is smoking or if there is a fire, you obviously should get out of the vehicle but there is a way to do it safely.



For more information on safety around powerlines, click here.

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