Being Safe While Driving

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Tips for Being Safe While Driving
  • Never pick up hitchhikers.
  • Keep car doors locked at all times.
  • While walking to your car, look under car.
  • Before entering your car, look into the back seat and on the floor board.
  • Always have your keys ready to unlock the car door and enter without delay.
    • Never walk across the parking lot digging in your purse for your keys, have them in your hand before you leave the building.
  • Make certain that you have enough gas to get where you are going and always keep your vehicle in good running condition.
  • If possible, travel on well-lighted, busy streets and avoid isolated back roads and shortcuts.
  • If you are being followed, drive to the nearest open business for help, or drive to the Police or Fire Station.
  • Never leave your house keys with your car keys at a service station or parking lot.
  • Women driving alone should never stop to aid a stranger in a stalled vehicle.
  • If you have trouble, raise the hood, and stay in your vehicle.
    • When someone offers assistance, roll the window down just enough to talk to them. Ask them to call a relative, friend, garage, or the police for you. Never get into a stranger's car.