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women's safety article

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When are the times women feel afraid for their safety? Well, as a woman I know that to some degree, we’re always afraid for it. But just speaking of the times we are on high alert, it may be when we do things like meet a stranger that we met online in person for a date (something millennials do all of the time), or when we go to a crowded place like an airport or concert where attacks often occur. But we can be targets when we’re just running errands and going about the tasks that we do every day. In fact, attackers know that the best time to attack is when people are in a seemingly everyday, normal situation—a time they never think something would happen. As a woman, it’s especially important to be aware of these dangerous situations that can happen any day, and how to get out of them.

women's safety article

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Leave space when driving

Even if you get impatient while driving, always leave plenty of space between you and the car in front of you, especially in congested areas where you aren’t driving very fast. These are the kinds of places a carjacker may attempt to get into your car, or pull you out of it. You must leave space in front of you so you can quickly pull away and drive off if you see someone approaching.

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