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for road safety
∂ Select a plain car.
∂ Consider not using a government car that announces ownership.
∂ Keep tabs of your keys.
∂ Keep your tires in good condition and your gas tank half full.
∂ Park only in well-lit areas.
∂ Lock you car at all times.
∂ Donít leave your car on the street at night if possible.
∂ Never leave garage doors unlocked or open, and use a remote door opener.
∂ Enter and exit your car inside a garage, if possible
∂ Always look for anything suspicious while driving, and donít leave your car without looking around first.
∂ Check under seats for suspicious objects.
∂ Vary routes and modes of travel, and try not to drive late at night.
∂ Avoid lonely roads and dark alleys.
∂ Have "safe havens" along regular routes in case of trouble.
∂ Ride with seat belts buckled, doors locked and windows closed.
∂ Donít let your vehicle get boxed in. Keep a minimum of 8 feet between your vehicle and the next, and avoid inner lanes.
∂ Beware of tricks to get you to stop: cyclists falling in front of your car, disabled cars along the road, workers trying to flag you down, unusual detours or accidents.
∂ If you are in trouble, sound your horn if doing so wonít put you or your passengers in more danger.
∂ If chased, put another vehicle between you and your pursuer.
∂ Try an immediate "turn and escape." Donít jump curbs at faster than 35 miles per hour.
∂ Ram a blocking vehicle if absolutely necessary.
∂ Go to your "safe haven," and report the incident to security.
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