On Posted on January 6, 2012 by genesis to General Tips Walking Alone Top 10 “Tips for Safely Walking Alone” Life is full of adventures; however, there are many dangers and risks that should be avoided. When walking your pet, walking to and from work, going to a restaurant, club or exercising, try to avoid doing this alone. Walk in a group or pairs! Not only can this be enjoyable, but it also helps minimize the opportunity of danger (such as being mugged or molested) approaching you. If you have to walk alone, follow Genesis Security Groups Top 10 “Tips for Safely Walking Alone”. Carry a cell phone. A cell phone is great to you use if there is an emergency. Before taking your cell phone with you, ensure it is charged and the contact numbers are on speed dial. Carry a noise maker (i.e. whistle or personal alarm) to alert others if something is wrong. If you plan to walk in the dark, wear bright reflective clothing and carry a flashlight. This will help increase visibility for other drivers. Avoid wearing headphones in your ear while walking. If you wish to listen to music with headphones, have a headphone in one ear. This is an important step to follow, as you may not be alert and able to hear if danger is approaching. Walk with confidence. Don’t look afraid, walk with your head up, at a steady pace, and provide eye contact to individuals who pass you. Let someone know your where about’s including the route you will be taking and the time you plan to leave and return. Walk facing traffic! Especially if there are no sidewalks this will better help you prepare for dangers that may be coming towards you. Avoid taking short cuts and walking in dark alleys. It is important to stay in areas that are well lit and busy. Trust your instincts! If you have a feeling someone is following you cross the road and go to a location that is public and safe such as the nearest gas station, police station or restaurant. Have your keys ready! This will help avoid searching for them and being distracted while trying to get into your car or house. Need more information? Refer to the links below Click here to watch a video on safety tips Canadian Living- 9 ways to stay safe when walking alone Macmaster- Safety tips when walking home alone West Vancouver Safety Tips Tagsdark alleysGenesis SecurityGenesis Security Groupnoise makerreflective clothingSafety Tipssecurity groupssteady pacetrust your instinctsWalking aloneWeekly Safety Tips PreviousPrevious post:Tips for Celebrating New Years Eve! NextNext post:Top Ten Spring Cleaning Safety Tips Search for: Search Recent Posts Cloverdale Rodeo 2019 Maple Ridge Shelter Community Work The Art of Leadership for Women conference Greater Vancouver Board of Trade event Categories General Tips News Press Uncategorised Archives 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 RSS Comments RSS WordPress.org Cloverdale Rodeo 2019Thank you to the Genesis security staff that worked the Cloverdale Rodeo this long weekend, great job and appreciate all the hard work. It was so nice to walk the …Need a home alarm? Get a free quote today. 24/7 Monitoring community patrol Guard Services Inquire now. We are here to help!