Summers now half way over and the new school year is just around the corner. This means different things to different people. If you’re a parent that’s sending their child off to college there is no doubt you have some fears in mind. There is nothing wrong with it; as a matter of fact it is perfectly normal. You have raised your children and done everything in your power to ensure they are in a safe and productive environment. Once they’re off to college it is up to them to make sure they are safe. They no longer will have you right there making sure they take the right steps.
5) Evaluate Outdoor Paths. If you live in areas with snow or freezing rain, slipping on sidewalk ice can be a very real danger. This is particularly devastating for older individuals, because the result is often a broken hip that never fully heals. Check your outdoor areas and be sure to use sand or salt to prevent ice from forming on paths.
Joggers should face the traffic at all times. You should also obey all the other “rules of the road” when you’re out for a run. Use crosswalks when you need to cross a street, comply with pedestrian signals and make sure all traffic has come to a complete stop before you attempt to cross a street.
Have your car keys in hand to avoid “searching” for them when you reach your car. As you draw near to your vehicle wait until you are almost upon it before using your fob to unlock it. Unlocking it too early could possibly inform a would-be assailant which car is yours. He could then hurry on ahead to reach your car before you and wait for your arrival. When you reach your car it is a good idea to scan the interior BEFORE getting in to make sure no one is hiding inside.
When purchasing pepper spray s look for one that is higher in decibels, I recommend the 130 db alarm; it’s one of the highest levels on the market and will protrude an alarming sound. The keychain personal alarm which looks like a small blue mouse is an excellent choice in personal alarms. One of the loudest out there today! You want to make sure that the alarm you purchase is also sturdy and can take a fall should you drop it.
Make sure that you always lock your car doors. Don’t leave small change lying visible in your car. Many ruffians will break your car window just to get the small change; something that can ensure them their next meal.
If you are in the market for a self defense product look for quality, effectiveness, and a biggie-LEGALITY. Stun guns are not legal in some states. Check with your local police department first before you get one.