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How to Protect Yourself when Walking at Night
How to Protect Yourself When Walking at Night
Avoid walking or running alone at night. Instead go walking or jogging with a friend.
Don't use headphones while walking, driving or jogging.
Always walk in well-lighted areas.
Avoid the use of short cuts.
After dark, keep away from large bushes or doorways where someone could be lurking.
Always stay near the curb.
If someone in a vehicle stops and asks for directions, answer from a distance. Do not approach the vehicle.
If followed, go immediately to an area with lights and people. If needed, turn around and walk in the opposite direction, your follower will also have to reverse directions.
Do not display cash openly, especially when leaving an ATM.
Source: Originally developed by the Florida Attorney General's Office