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How to Walk Safely

  • Do not overload yourself with books or packages. Try to keep your hands free.
  • If you think someone is following you, cross the street, walk faster, or even walk down the middle of the street. Try to get to a lighted area, public place, or to a group of people.
  • Avoid areas overgrown with trees, weeds, and shrubbery.
  • Avoid walking alone when you are intoxicated, upset, or depressed.
  • Never hitchhike or accept rides from strangers.
  • Walk with an air of confidence and aggressiveness.
  • Carry your keys clenched in your fist, with the sharp edges protruding through your fingers.
  • Always have keys ready to open the door. Do not fumble through bags or pockets for long periods of time. This diverts your attention away from your surroundings.
  • If your purse or backpack is snatched, do NOT fight the thief. There is nothing in it that cannot be replaced.

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