Tip 8: Don’t Get Into the Wrong Car
It sounds simple enough, but when your feet are killing you after a long day at work and you think you know the person pulling up next to you, it may seem like a good idea. If you think that this could not happen, here’s an example of a situation in which it did happen.
Laura was walking home from school. She was just 17 and looked like she was at least 25 as most teens her age look. She saw a car pull over to the side of the street. She recognized the driver as someone that had been to her home. Later she found out he was a friend of a friend of her brother’s. He was not someone that she knew nor did her family know. Yet, he was able to get her into his car.
Laura was able to get away from her attacker because she was in a fairly business neighborhood when he pulled to the side of the street. But, she is lucky because if he had gone just a few more miles, she would never have had the help of the neighbors to save her.
If you need a ride and do not have one, consider getting a taxi or taking public transportation buses. If you get into someone’s car, even someone that you believe that you know, you could be putting yourself in a very dangerous situation and letting your guard down.
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