On Posted on February 8, 2017 by genesis to News Vancouver Police Department’s Personal Safety Tips Source: www.vancouver.ca In the hustle and bustle of our day to day lives, it can sometimes be easy to forget some of the simplest personal safety tips while we are out and about in the community. What may seem like common sense-might just be the actions we overlook. Here is a list of 10 personal safety tips that may pertain to you: Unplug yourself. We all love to be plugged into our gadgets while commuting around town but it is important to be aware of your surroundings. Keeping your volume low is one way to make sure you can still hear what’s going on around you. If you feel like you are being followed by someone, the best way to react is to cross the street and walk in the opposite direction allowing you to get a good look at the person and notify the authorities. If you feel like a vehicle is following you while you are walking, make a quick u-turn to take note of their license plate number and notify the authorities. When using transit, plan your route and know the schedule. If you are travelling at night, be sure to choose well-lit stops to ensure your safety. If you are out for a stroll or a run in the evening, try and face oncoming traffic wearing appropriate reflective gear. This will make you more visible to drivers on the road. When cycling, be sure to wear reflective gear as well as your helmet especially when riding on main roads with a lot of vehicle traffic. If you are ever verbally harassed, ignore the individual and notify the authorities when you can. Do not react to that individual. When using an ATM machine at a bank, make sure there is no one hanging around the machine and be sure to use a machine that is in a well-lit area. It may sound silly but make sure you are hiding your access code! Lock all your car doors, even if you are inside. Lastly, stand tall, be alert and be confident. Predators look for individuals that look afraid and appear as though they have low self-esteem. Those individuals are usually who they choose to target. Always be aware of your surroundings and be safe when out in the community! PreviousPrevious post:10 Condo Safety Tips NextNext post:Home Automation Systems Search for: Search Recent Posts NEW Genesis Security Headquarters Genesis BBQ 2019 Vancouver Pride – 2019 Paul McCartney 2019 CANADA DAY – 2019 Categories General Tips News Press Uncategorised Archives August 2020 August 2019 July 2019 May 2019 April 2019 March 2019 December 2018 November 2018 September 2018 August 2018 July 2018 June 2018 May 2018 March 2018 December 2017 October 2017 September 2017 July 2017 June 2017 April 2017 March 2017 February 2017 December 2016 December 2015 November 2015 July 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 June 2014 February 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 July 2013 May 2013 February 2013 January 2013 December 2012 November 2012 October 2012 July 2012 April 2012 March 2012 January 2012 December 2011 November 2011 Meta Log in Entries feed Comments feed WordPress.org NEW Genesis Security HeadquartersWe’re happy to announce that the NEW Genesis Security office is now open at: 101-6875 King George Boulevard, Surrey BC V3W 5A1 Our Vancouver office will still be operational for …Need a home alarm? Get a free quote today. 24/7 Monitoring community patrol Guard Services Inquire now. We are here to help!