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If vehicle breaks down, open hood, turn on flashers, tie a white cloth on antenna, stay in vehicle, and lock doors. If someone stops to help, do not get out of vehicle, open window slightly and ask person to call police or tow service.
Do not leave your car running while you are in a store. Do not leave your keys in your ignition with or without your car running.
If accosted or assaulted and have nowhere to run, consider going underneath a vehicle (not the one belonging to the bad guys. It is very difficult for them to remove or injury you from this location.
If involved in a vehicle accident and have a cell phone, immediately call 911. If you feel uncomfortable due to location or darkness, tell the other driver through your window without opening your door that you have called 911 and will proceed to a well-populated area where the police are waiting. Note their license plate number and personal description on a note pad.
If someone needs your help, do not stop. Call police at the next opportunity and let them help.
Do not go home if you are being followed. Drive to the nearest fire station, gas station, or business, and honk your horn.
Do not take lonely short cut roads.
Fill vehicle with gas during daytime.