Personal Safety When Driving

TIPS: Practical Advice

Keep alert.

Do not use your cell phone while driving.

Park in a well-lit area and always keep your car doors locked even when at a stoplight.

Keep windows closed or only slightly open.

Make sure you have enough fuel in case there is an emergency and you need to divert from your usual route.

In the event that you feel threatened while driving, stay calm and do not react aggressively. Instead, drive to a busy, safe place or the nearest police station.

Personal Safety When on Foot

Walk down the middle of the pavement if the road is deserted.

Avoid dark alleyways and isolated car parks.

Think about possible escape routes in the event that you feel threatened.

If you feel like you are being followed, trust your instincts and take action.

There is safety in numbers – try and walk with a friend or in a group.

Avoid large crowds if you can.

Keep your mind on your surroundings and try not to be distracted by your cellular phones and other gadgets.

Always take the route you know best and try to have a way to contact someone in the event of an emergency e.g. a fully charged cell phone.

Always try to use a route taxi that you know or that is identifiable.

Try not to give out your personal details to strangers.

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