All motorists, regardless of gender are exposed to certain risks while on the road. Much of the usual tips given to drivers are based on common sense. Protecting one’s self while about to or in the actual process of commanding a vehicle forms part of defensive driving. Drivers will have to exercise due diligence to keep themselves safe whether the vehicle is in motion or at rest as in a parked car or a car waiting for a “go” signal on the streets.
Alertness to potential and existing danger is a primary virtue of a good driver. It involves being able to correctly assess environmental conditions. It is also about being able to anticipate possible risks when traveling on a certain place. It can also be about being correctly informed of established dangers en route to the destination or the destination itself. Drivers need not go a long distance to practice safety measures since crimes and accidents can happen even when just outside the home.
A lone driver in a car will always appear to be an easier target as compared to a group of people in a car in the eyes of a possible attacker. It is therefore always necessary to keep the doors locked to prevent the easy entry of carjackers, robbers, and sexual assaulters through any of the doors. The first line of defense is keeping the possible offenders away from you as much as possible.
It is always not a good idea to get out of the car when a person or persons flag you on the street or a car seems to be following you wherever you go. The wisest thing to do is proceed to the nearest police station while calling for help over the cell phone. An emergency kit should always be at hand so as not to be totally helpless while waiting for assistance during mechanical trouble. Avoiding dangerous situations is the primary reason why cars have to be always kept in good condition. Having car trouble in the middle of the night on a deserted street is what nightmares are made of.