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Safety tips for women driving alone


The subject of who is the safest on the road is often debated. The majority of the time, it is presented with driving behavior in mind rather than the susceptibility of underlying risks. Women may be safer on the road since they are less likely to be involved in accidents, but they are more vulnerable to being preyed on - particularly when driving alone, according to various data.

With all of the risks on the road - carjacking, abductions, preying criminals, and police impersonators - it's quite easy for a woman traveling alone to become a victim. Here are a few pointers to keep in mind while traveling alone:

Plan your excursions - make sure you have a route set out so you don't get lost or have to stop in inconvenient spots. If you are unfamiliar with the area, do not drive in the dark. It's also a good practice to always let someone know where you are so that help may be delivered to you if you need it.

Install a personal safety app on your phone, such as the MiWay App, in case you need emergency help when traveling alone. Make sure your phone is charged since you'll need it to call for assistance if anything goes wrong.

Always be on the lookout and aware of your surroundings. When parking, choose a location that is well-lit and has a lot of foot traffic from other customers or security staff. Do not leave your automobile alone at any moment, since this exposes you to predators. It's also a good idea to be aware of landmarks since they may come in helpful if you need to alert someone of your whereabouts.

Maintain your vehicle — a well-maintained vehicle is less likely to break down or cause you troubles. Maintain the excellent mechanical condition of your automobile and get it maintained regularly, particularly if you travel alone frequently. It's also a good idea to learn how to conduct some basic maintenance, such as changing a tire. Also, be certain that your automobile insurance includes roadside assistance.

Don't stop for anybody — with all the dangers hiding around every corner, you can't just trust anyone. Be on the lookout for imposters, hitchhikers, and "stranded motorists." If a police car attempts to pull you over and you feel frightened, recognize them and say you want to be followed, then follow the proper process. Never assume an unmarked automobile with flashing lights is a police vehicle.

Make sure you have enough gasoline to go to your destination by filling up. You don't want to be stopping at gas stations at random while predatory crooks are prowling around.

Keep your valuables hidden — the last thing you want is to attract pickpockets and become a victim of a smash-and-grab. Leave your bags, purse, phone, and other valuables out of sight to avoid becoming a target.

 

While keeping these safety recommendations in mind, be wary of typical diversions that may make you more susceptible to predatory thieves. Always maintain a safe following distance to give yourself time to flee in the event of danger. Keep your doors shut at all times and you'll make it to your destination alive!