Knock on wood--I've never had to abandon MY, or any car I've been driving, on the side of the freeway. Now, I did once blow a tire in one of our 103.5 KISSFM vehicles on I-84 and had to limp the thing off of the freeway...but that's neither here nor there.

If you've driven up the freeway here, or any where, you've probably seen a vehicle on the side of the road, flashers on and nobody inside. It happens. If your car can't keep going and you can't get it off of the road right away, you've got to do what you've got to do. A tow is not only expensive, but totally inconvenient.

Since cars on shoulders are a hazard, Idaho State Police suggests you get try and get your vehicle TOTALLY off of the pavement. If you're able to, you'll have 48 hours to take care of your vehicle. If you can't get it off of the pavement, you've got just 3-hours to move your vehicle.

With the winter weather here, breakdowns can be more frequent so Idaho State Police encourages everyone in the know and prepared. Officers suggest you also call *ISP (that's *477) if you're able to, to talk with dispatch before you have to leave your vehicle behind.