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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.
Stay Safe ~ concord carpenter
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