If you do travel alone, leave your route and destination times with family or friends.
Keep your car locked at all times.
Keep the windows rolled up so that a person cannot reach inside. If confronted by someone on foot, drive away immediately if safe to do so.
Make sure your car is in good working order and has plenty of gas before you drive.
Don't leave packages or valuables in plain sight in your car; keep them in your trunk.
If you are being followed by another car, honk your horn and drive to the closest public place such as a police or fire station, restaurant, or gas station. Never go home if you think you are being followed.
If you are involved in a minor accident, do not get out of the car until fire, police, or medical assistance arrives. This is a favorite ploy of kidnappers and sexual battery offenders.