On The Road
Crime Prevention Tips for on the Road...
- Never carry large amounts of cash; use traveler’s checks. Keep record of traveler’s check numbers.
- Be aware of your surroundings and never advertise your plans to strangers. This includes travel routes and the amount of cash your carrying.
- Do not stop and help a stranded motorist. Go to the nearest phone and call for assistance.
- If you suspect someone is following you, drive to the nearest service station, restaurant or business and call the Police.
- If it is unsafe to get out of the vehicle, sound the horn and flash your headlights to draw attention.
- Do not carry your air tickets or passport in open view.
- Males are advised to carry their wallets in an inside pocket or front trouser pocket.
- Females are advised to carry their purse under their arm.
- Take a picture of your belongings.
- Keep luggage locked. Label each piece with your name and business address.
Motor Vehicle Safety...
- Do not identify your keys with vehicle license plate numbers, names or addresses.
- Carry personal safety devices, preferably on the key chain. Use of a personal safety device will attract attention should you be accosted in any manner.
- Make sure your vehicle is in good repair. Never operate your vehicle with very little gas left.
- Tires should be inflated to recommended levels.
- Park in well-lit areas and in sight of other businesses, in case you have to return to your vehicle in the dark.
- In underground parkades, park as close to the exit or the attendant as possible.
- Always lock your vehicle and keep the windows tightly closed, even while driving, to avoid an individual reaching in and grabbing belongings off the seats.
- When approaching your locked vehicle, make sure you have the appropriate key ready to unlock the door. Look inside before unlocking and entering the vehicle.
- Never roll your window down more than one inch when speaking with someone who approaches your vehicle. – If you feel uncomfortable, just drive away.