Safety while travelling

  • Vary your travel routes to and from work.
  • Keep a map in your car and pre-plan routes to prevent having to leave your vehicle to ask for directions.
  • Vehicle doors should always be locked and windows open only to less than an arms width at any time.
  • Keep your vehicle in good condition, especially tires, fan belt and transmission to prevent breakdowns, and keep it over full of gas at all times.
  • Carry a call police sign to post in your car window if a breakdown does occur.
  • Carry a cell phone in your vehicle at all times. You can purchase an inexpensive charger that plugs into your vehicle lighter.
  • If using public transit, arrange for someone to meet you at the nearest stop or have neighbors watch for you at regular time intervals.
  • Park in well-lit, well-used areas as close as possible to entry doors. If necessary and possible, ask for an escort to your vehicle, or walk to cars in groups.
  • Wear a loud whistle around your neck
  • Try not to be alone when leaving your car. Other people around will help to deter an attack because they could be witnesses

This information is compliments of Northern Society for Domestic Peace