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What to do if your car spins off the road

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You spun off the road. Now what?

If you are stuck in the snow, but you're not hurt and you believe your car is driveable, Michigan State Police says you can:

+ Call 911 to get a wrecker
+ Call a wrecker directly
+ Call a friend to tow you out
+ Call your insurance company to get you pulled out

However if your car has more than $1,000 worth of damage on the expressway State Police want to send a troopers out and file a police report.

Activate your hazard flashers and stay inside your vehicle.

However, Louis Maiberger adds that if your car is impeding traffic or partially on the roadway, being inside or outside of the car are both very dangerous. Maiberger is one of Michigan's longest operating tow truck drivers. He has owner Ross Towing in Southfield for 51 years.

"I've seen people who have been killed by a drunk driver while waiting in their car," he recalls.

VIDEO: Click on the video player above to watch a report from Fox 2's Ron Savage

If you get stuck, your charged cellphone is your best bet and if you get a wrecker driver who you believe is charging you too much you can negotiate the fee. "We got predator towing companies all over the city all over Michigan.  When they come up with a price that you think is too high generally it is too high," Maiberger says.

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