We all know that we should have something tucked away in our car's glove box that contains our insurance information and vehicle registration for when we get get pulled over by the cops. What you might not know is that having a simple sheet of paper in there containing your emergency contact information is extremely helpful as well.

When I read this post from the Illinois State Police, I immediately thought, how have I not heard or thought about doing this before? Did my parents and and Drivers Ed teacher do me real wrong, or was I just not paying attention? How has my former-firefighter, super safety-conscious husband never told me to put this info in my glove box either? (To be fair, he probably did and I didn't listen).

Don't be like me, take this advice from the Illinois State Police, and be sure this info is in your glove box today...


No one wants to think about bad things like accidents happening, but the one thing I do know for sure is, being prepared can literally make the difference between life and death. If there is specific medical information emergency personnel should know about you, put it on that emergency information contact sheet too. Just be mindful about the info you leave in your there though, glove boxes are often the first place criminals check too when they're on the hunt for personal info. Include the most important information only...no addresses...just in case.

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