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Stay safe on your way home

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 Some safety tips:

  • If you’re travelling alone on a bus, sit near the driver so you can complain if anyone harasses you.
  • Always walk and park in well-lit, populated areas. Avoid narrow streets, bushes and entry ways or taking short-cuts. Try not to use bus stops that are isolated or badly lit.
  • If you take taxis make sure that it really is a taxi before jumping in. Book in advance and wait for the driver to say your name or ask for evidence of which taxi company the driver works for.
  • Ask for the cost of the journey before you get in so you can check if you’ve enough money. If you don’t, ask them to take you home so you can get money from someone there.
  • Always make sure you’ve enough money left to get home after a night out.
  • Don’t try to hitch or take a lift with someone who’s been drinking.
  • Don’t take lifts from people you don’t know well.
  • When walking alone or if you’re lost, walk confidentially and at a steady pace. Walk so that you are facing traffic coming towards you. Don’t walk home alone at night.
  • If a car stops to ask for directions don’t approach it. Answer from a safe distance to avoid being pulled into the car.
  • Finally always stay alert and trust your instinct. It you see or hear something strange get yourself to safety as soon as possible.
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Published January 7th, 2013
Last updated October 28th, 2015
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