One of my friends was travelling alone at night. On the way, she was pulled over by an unmarked vehicle with a flashing light. A person came out of that vehicle and asked her to step out from the car. Now, tell me, what will you do if the same incident happens with you? Most of you might step out of the car, assuming that it would be something alarming. Am I right? But, is it safe to get out of the car, immediately?
I have noticed that in comparison to men, women get more victimized to robbery, sexual assault, carjacking, robbery or other crime. So, be vigilant especially when you are driving alone! Here are some safety tips for women driving alone.
- Keep Your Keys Handy
- Keep Your Vehicle in Good Mechanical Condition
- Keep Mobile with You
- Don’t Pull Over for Fishy Vehicles
Never pull over for an unmarked police vehicle. If the vehicle seems to be distrustful, don’t stop and keep on driving. Call the local police authority. They would tell you if your area is being patrolled by an unmarked vehicle.
- Don’t Believe the Strangers
- Lock the Vehicle
- Check the Volume of Sound System
While driving in busy areas or cities, tune your sound system at a levelheaded volume. Avoid updating facebook or twitter and check your text messages at every red light. Be cautious of your surrounds!
- Understand the Intentions
- Be Careful while Parking
- Choose well-lighted place for parking your car.
- Ensure that people are passing by and there are attendants at the parking place.
- Park in such a manner that when you come back, you will move towards the driver’s side.
- Avoid Shortcuts
- No Lift
Your defense is in your hands! Next time, when you drive alone, follow the above specified safety tips.