Women. Travel. Safety. Women are doing more business traveling today and they are often traveling alone. Here are some basic safety tips to think about and follow:
_Use your business card as your identification card in your luggage tag. This way if your luggage is lost or misplaced, a phone call will be directed to your office rather than your home. This is important if you live alone.
_Donít leave your luggage tag hanging out for anyone to read. Once you retrieve your bags, remove the tag and tuck it into your pocket, or buy a tag that has a cover on it so that your personal information is covered.
_If your car breaks down, stay put. If someone stops to help you and you donít have a cell phone, roll your window down only enough to communicate who to call (the police or AAA).
_Ditch the headphones. You need all of your senses to be aware of your surroundings.
And importantly, pay attention to your instincts. If something tells you not to get into an elevator alone with someone, then donít do it. Respect what your senses are telling you.
óadapted from Self Defense for Women
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