Personal Safety in the Car

Safety Tip for When You Are in Your Car


  • Always lock car doors after entering or leaving your car
  • Check the back seat before entering your car
  • Don't stop to aid motorists stopped on the side of the road. Go to a phone and request help for them
  • Have your car keys in your hand so you don't have to linger before entering your car
  • If you think you are being followed, drive to a public place or a police or sheriff's station
  • If your car breaks down, open the hood and attach a white cloth to the car antenna
  • Park in well-lit areas
  • If someone stops to help when your car breaks down, stay in your locked car and ask them to call the police or sheriff or a tow service