Going out at night or walking home from the bus stop on your way home from work is no longer as safe as it used to be. And while few women individually are attacked or raped, it does happen to a lot of women.
While shopping inside it is a good idea to avoid dark hallways and stockrooms, especially at closing time. Be sure to only use bathrooms that are located in high traffic areas of the mall such as the food court.
We had determined that if each rider rode 45 minutes then took a 15 minute break and one in the van rotating we would be able to use the van as a sag wagon to keep food, water, ice etc with us.
As you approach your car, look around and under it. Check the inside for anyone also. If anything looks strange and you have an uneasy feeling, walk away and call someone for help.
Additionally, you have the added benefit of a pepper spray on this unit to scare off an assailant or to notify others at a distance that you are in danger.
Don’t put anything heavy or bulky in overhead cabinets. Just as they are sliding a pot onto an upper shelf their strength gives out and the pot comes crashing down.
Keeping fit, being active both physically and mentally can help protect us as we age. No matter the age, carrying some type of small, easy to use self defense weapon will also remind us to be aware of our surroundings.