When Driving a Car
- Don’t pick up hitchhikers.
- Avoid stopping in poorly lit, out-of-the-way places.
- If the vehicle breaks down after dark, signal for assistance by raising the hood and by tying a white handkerchief to the radio antenna or door handle. Stay inside the vehicle with the windows closed and the doors locked. If a roadside “Good Samaritan” stops, roll down the window just enough to talk and ask that he or she call the police. If the person appears to be a threat, sound the horn and flash the lights until he or she leaves.
- If followed into a driveway or parking lot, stay locked inside the vehicle until occupants of the vehicle can be identified. If threatened, sound the horn until it attracts attention or the vehicle leaves.
- When parking at night, choose well-lighted areas. Before getting out of the vehicle, check for people loitering.
- Lock the vehicle whenever it is unattended. Before entering the vehicle, always check the interior, paying attention to the floor and back seat.
- Please drive carefully and use extra caution in inclement weather (snow, rain, fog, etc)