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Study shows women less prepared for roadside emergency compared to men

Updated: Tuesday, January 14 2014, 10:59 AM MST

By: Chrisdyann Uribe
EL PASO, Texas -- Throughout the busy streets and freeways in El Paso, cars are prone to breaking down on the side of the road. Drivers in El Paso showed KFOX14 if the items they have in the trunk of their car will be useful when your car is out-of-service.

According to a State Farm study, men were more likely than women to have a least one emergency supply in their trunk.

Art Fino, the store manager at O’Reilly’s Auto Parts, told KFOX14 what drivers should in trunk.

“We have a bag that has a first aid kit, duct tape, and a poncho just in case it’s raining. You know screw drivers and a rag. It’s something quick and easy you can throw it in your trunk," Fino said.

The same study showed two out of three drivers admitted to having stuff in their trunk that they didn’t need.

Three out of four drivers did have at least one type of essential emergency supply.

“You never know what’s going to happen or what’s on the road, also it saves you from being stranded. Have a jack, a cross wrench, and a good knife. It’s also nice to prepare for different types of situations or if you’re going to help someone out on the road. You can have that or a multitool,” said west El Paso resident Israel Del Gado.

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Study shows women less prepared for roadside emergency compared to men


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