Risk Reduction

By Robert Robillard on Home And Personal Safety

Risk Reduction

Risk Reduction Safety Tips In Daily Travel

Crime involves three things: desire, ability and opportunity. Unfortunately, we can not control someones desire or their ability to commit a crime, but we can remove the opportunity and potentially avoid becoming a victim by practicing risk reduction.

In order to avoid being victim or a “target of opportunity” consider the following tips to make yourself less of a target. I call this “target hardening.”

Risk Reduction Tips:

  • Look in back seat before entering car.
  • Have keys ready before hand.
  • Wait until you are at your car before using your remote control to unlock the doors.
  • Always lock your doors while traveling (note – new cars that have automatic-unlock).
  • Plan and know your route. Have a reliable car.
  • Cell-phones are great!Keep battery charged and a charger in your car.
  • At traffic lights, stop far enough back from the car in front of you to leave room to get out.
  • Park as close to store doors as you can.
  • Look around before you exit your car.
  • Move your car closer to the door if staying late at work.
  • If you think you’re being followed, drive to a police station or a well-lighted gas station.
  • Do not leave valuables in your car.
  • Elevators (stay on side of alarm button).
  • Walk in lit areas and don’t take short cuts.
  • Plan ahead / Try to walk in numbers.
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Robert Robillard

Robert Robillard

Carpenter / Remodeler / Editor / Writer / Video Talent

Robert Robillard is a remodeler, general contractor, and principal of a carpentry and renovation business located in Concord, Massachusetts. He also writes the "Ask the Carpenter" advice column in the Boston Globe, and serves as the Editor of Tool Box Buzz and founding editor of A Concord Carpenter . Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review - Tool and Product Review - Video Channel, , where we post all of our tool reviews and video tutorials. Rob enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate building professionals as well as DIYers on best practices in the remodeling industry. The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob <a href="https://profiles.google.com/concordcarpenter"

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