Have you ever felt intimidated or frightened when walking out alone? Have you ever wondered what you need to do if an attacker approaches you?
We live in a progressively violent society and we do everything in our power to stay safe. Personal safety has become an issue of importance for everyone, especially for women.
Here are 7 potentially life-saving tips that every woman should know.
1. What should you do if you find yourself alone in an elevator with a stranger late at night?
Enter the lift. If you need to reach the 10th floor, press all the buttons up to your destination. No one will dare attack you in a lift that stops on every floor.
2. What should you do if a stranger tries to attack you when you are alone in your house?
Run to the kitchen. You know where the chili powder and all your knives are kept. There are many kitchen gadgets that can be turned into deadly weapons and help you with this kind of situations. Scream and make noise. Remember that loud noise is the greatest enemy of an attacker.
3. What should you do if you must take a taxi at night?
Before getting into taxi late at night, note down the registration number. Call your family or friend and pass on the details to them. Make sure the taxi driver listens to you. Even if no one answers your call, pretend you are in a conversation. The driver now knows that someone has his details and he will not do anything. He is now bound to take you home safe and sound.
4. What should you do if the driver turns into a street he is not supposed to – and you feel you are entering a danger zone?
Use the handle of your purse, wrap it around his neck and pull him back. Within seconds, he will feel choked and helpless. In case you don’t have a purse just pull him back by his collar. The top button of his shirt would then do the same trick.
5. What should you do if you are stalked late at night?
First try to enter a shop or a house and explain your dangerous situation. If there isn’t any open shop or near house, go inside an ATM box. ATM centers always have security guards. They are also monitored by close circuit television. You will be safe there since no one will dare to attack you when knowing the possibility of his identification.
6. What should you do if a stranger offers you a drink?
Never accept a drink from a stranger. If it is bottled or bought from the store, first make sure that the bottle is sealed before you take it. If not, don’t accept it. Just walk away.
7. What should you do if you ever sense any danger situation?
Just use your phone and press the alarm button to call your family, husband, friend or authorities.
Remember, to keep a pepper spray with you whenever you go. If possible, don’t go outside alone late at night.
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