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Did You Know?
It is nice to have a family member or friend in the car while driving, not only for companionship, but also for safety. However, there may be times when you will be driving alone and should know how to do so driving safely.
DRIVING SAFELY ALONE
• Have your keys in your hand when you are walking to your car.
• If you are in an unsafe area, pre-dial 911 on your cell phone before walking to your car.
• If you will be leaving after dark, park in an area that is well lit and always lock your vehicle every time you get out.
• If you have been followed to your car or suspect that someone is hiding in or near it, quickly move away and get help immediately. Trust your instincts!
• If you believe you are being followed do not drive home. Drive to the nearest safe, well-lit place and call 911.
• Look around and under your car when you return to it. Check for flat tires, which may indicate that someone tampered with your vehicle.
• Also, look inside all the windows to make sure that no one is hiding in the backseat. If you notice anything suspicious, go find help immediately.
• Lock your car doors once you are inside and keep the windows up whenever possible.
• If you are rear-ended, do not get out of your car unless you are in a safe, public area.
• Notify your family and friends where you are going and when you are expected to arrive.
Driving Safely Alone – Safety First
If you are walking to your car and notice someone who looks suspicious, hold down the panic button on your car remote to signal trouble. This may deter the person because of the loud noise and attention that you are making.
If you are inside of your vehicle and sense trouble, honk your horn repeatedly to get others’ attention.