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Stay safe on the road with the important information in this car and driver video series.
You Will Need
- A road flare
- A flare holder (optional)
Stand with your back to the wind, at least a few feet away from your car. Hold the flare near its base.d
Remove the plastic lid on the flare with your other hand to expose the igniter.
Place your thumb under the striker cap and flip it up to expose the striker.
Rub the striker against the igniter to spark a flame. Keep the flare aimed away from your face at all times.
Hold the lit flare at arm's length, or use a flare holder to stand the flare upright. Most road flares will burn for 30 minutes to an hour.