Monday, January 21, 2008

Surefire Safety Part 5 - Tips for Trips

Something bad will NEVER happen to you I know, however, keep these tips in mind just in case....or in case you're involved in some sort of safety trivia competition.

  • NEVER get into an attackers car, even if he pulls a gun - Most attackers don't want to shoot you....they want to drive you to some deserted place and do something undescribable to you.

  • Don't pull over when someone driving next to you is pointing at your car pretending something is wrong - Head to a gas station with other people near-by.
  • Lock your doors while driving - Attackers have been known to walk up to cars and get in while it is sitting at a stop light.
  • Identify who is at your front door before you open it.
  • Pay attention in parking lots!
  • Look in your back seat before entering your car.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Don't assume a sex offender looks a certain way. Only a small percentage look scary, the rest just look like the rest of us.
  • Lock your car and keep the keys with you when purchasing gas.
  • Unload your car at the front door of the hotel.
  • Have your keys in your hand when you walk to your car.
  • Never stop at a rest stop or truck stop alone.
  • Don't take the stairs alone unless it is an emergency.
  • Never leave your drink unattended.
  • Be discreet when ordering in hotel restaurants or poolside. - you don't want anyone to hear your room number.
  • Never leave your patio door open or nlocked.
  • Drive directly to a well lit parking lot and call 911 if you think you are being followed.
  • Always stay below the 7th floor in a hotel - Most fire department ladders can only reach that high.
  • Take the hotels information with you - if you get lost it will be handy to have their number and address with you.
  • Always have a charged cell phone


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