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Walking Safety

Walking Safety

Safety Tips:

  • Travel in Groups (safety in numbers)
  • Use a well-travelled, common route with pedestrians and vehicle traffic in the area.
  • Avoid distractions (earbuds in both ears) focused on phone/electronic device
  • Be aware of your surroundings
 
If approached:
  • Separate from the threat (run away etc) and run towards others or to a well lit open business/area if after dark
  • Draw attention, yell for help etc.
  • Find a location/area where you are safe
  • Call 911 immediately
  • Be a good witness (subject/vehicles description, plate number etc.
 
The offender is attempting to identify an easy target to avoid detection/apprehension. Following these tips will decrease your chances of becoming a victim.
 
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