The Responsibilities of Owning and Using a Snatch Strap
THE NUMBER ONE RULE
Take Your Time!
Assess The Situation!
If you decide to use a snatch strap for recovery, first and foremost, make sure that all bystanders (this includes your passengers in your vehicle) are at least one and a half times the outstretched length of your snatch strap away (in all directions) from the vehicle.
This is of the utmost importance when your audience comprises of children and photographers!
I have often seen parents standing well back from a vehicle recovery and to my amazement their kids are watching from a dangerously close distance.
Remember, accidents happen in a flash of a second and when a snatch strap is involved, the level of danger to bystanders is intensified tenfold. Death and serious injuries have occurred to bystanders innocently watching a snatch recovery.