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Do not walk alone if you are depressed or exhausted.
Scream if you are in danger. Instead of screaming "Help," yell "Fire!" it will get more attention.
Keep arms free and be ready to drop bundles and run.
If you are waiting for a ride, stand balanced and keep hands free.
Plan your route. Avoid dark places.
Keep away from doorways, alleys, and unlit parking lots.
If you are followed, go into theaters, restaurants, stores, or other public places.
Carry and use a whistle if needed.
Do not accept rides from strangers. Walk facing traffic.
If someone in a vehicle asks directions, do not get too close to the vehicle when talking.
If someone in a vehicle tries to pick you up, turn and walk the other direction, so the vehicle will have to be turned around.