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Travel Safety Tips

  • 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.
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