Protecting Yourself


The following are tips for protecting yourself:
  • Look into your car before getting in. Lock doors and roll up windows once inside, for protection.
  • When you are inside your car, lock your doors for safety.
  • Never pick up hitchhikers.
  • Drive to a police or fire station or open plan place of business if you feel you are being followed.
  • Do not stop to help occupants of stopped or disabled vehicles. Continue driving and call for assistance with your cell phone.
  • If your car breaks down, raise the hood, then lock yourself into your car. If someone stops and offers you help, remain in your car and ask them to phone for help. Do not worry about seeming rude.
  • If you are in trouble or feel you are in danger, don't be afraid to attract help any way you can. Scream, yell or run away to safety.
  • If you are traveling, plan your trip carefully and allow for factors such as weather, fatigue, facilities for lodging, food and fuel. Let someone know the route you intend to travel and your itinerary. This will help authorities in locating you if there is a need to do so.