distress flag

noun
any flag flown by a vessel to show that it is in distress, as an ensign flown at half-mast or upside down.
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Use a bright distress flag or your hazard lights to draw attention to your vehicle.
White distress flag or cloth, whistle, flashlights and/or glow sticks.
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