Is Your Roadside Emergency Kit Missing Something That Can Save Your Life?

The emergency kit should contain enough to get your vehicle — and yourself — through a tough but temporary situation.

A basic toolkit, jumper cables, tools to change a tire, a flashlight, and spare oil or antifreeze can often get you back on the road quickly.

Roadside Emergency Kit Kono-America’s S-Light

Or you may be there a while, getting cold and hungry while waiting for help. A blanket, gloves, and energy bars, will keep you going and thinking clearly.

Then there’s the little things that you need in general: battery charger, rags or paper towels, multipurpose tool (e.g. Handyman), pen and paper.

Unfortunately, these things won’t help if your vehicle gets struck from behind.

What’s missing?

When your vehicle is stopped you might be on a stretch of empty highway, in low visibility snow conditions, or far from cell service. How can you alert other drivers that you are pulled over on the side of the road? 

Whether you’re outside fixing the flat or inside staying warm, a bright light tells other drivers your car, truck or SUV is there and not moving.

Reflectors can’t be seen unless the approaching vehicle is heading right towards them and already too close for comfort. Glowsticks and flares are not very bright, and don’t last. Battery-powered LEDs are brighter but still need to be on the ground, where they’re less visible in snow or ground fog.

If you’ve been on the road, then you’ve seen other stranded vehicles and remember what they did (or not) to keep you and other drivers from hitting them. You don’t have to make the same mistakes.

You’ll need something that is reliable and seen from afar at the driver's eye level. 

The most overlooked accessory is an emergency signaling device.

The S-Light is one of the most innovative emergency signaling devices available today. It is a light wand that spins rapidly, using afterimages to spell out SOS, HELP and display a warning triangle. Sort of like patterns that appear inside a spinning pinwheel, but with a message.

Unlike other lights:

  • The S-Light is visible up to 660 feet away — two football fields, plus the end zones.
  • Its scratch-free magnetic base with flexible arm attaches anywhere on your vehicle, like the roof or door, making it easier to see from farther away.
  • It’s waterproof and weather-resistant.

Whether you’re a truck driver or salesperson who lives on the road, or a concerned parent whose college kid drives home for the holidays, we designed the S-Light to make sure you and your loved ones arrive safely.

Learn more about Kono America’s S-Light.

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