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Troopers warn of highway dangers with car trouble

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

State Troopers warn motorists who have car trouble or crash along a busy roadway should get away from the car and call for help.

The Georgia State Patrol asks drivers who have a tire blowout or other mechanical problem to move vehicles out of the roadway as much as possible. They recommend to call a road service professional to change a tire or have a vehicle towed.

"Those individuals driving those vehicles are trained to take care of changing that tire," said Cpl. Andrew McKenzie with Georgia State Patrol. "And also there are some lights on that vehicle alerting other people that there is something on the side of the road."

Troopers say even if you have to ride on a flat tire or rim to get off the roadway, it's probably worth it. They say it can cost hundreds of dollars for a rim, but you can't put a price on your life.

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