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Ways Women Can Increase Their Personal Safety

Women can never be too careful these days.  You cannot trust anyone.  There is no one way that criminals look like, they can be anyone.  It is for these reasons that women need to increase their personal safety.  Unfortunately many women do not know how to do this, here are some tips for all women that can help them to increase their personal safety.

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A good place to start is with a self-defense class.  Most women know the value of education as far as their career goes, however not enough have thought about it as far as their personal safety goes.  It really is just as important.  You may never have to use it, which would be ideal, but is it not really better to be safe than sorry?

You should always have someone in your life who knows where you are going.  This way if you do not show up it will be noticed.  If you have a significant other that would be the one who you would want to let know where you are going to be, if you do not have a significant other than whoever is your emergency contact is a good person to keep informed.

You should always be aware of your surroundings.  Before you get out of your car, or leave a building look around.  If something does not feel or look right then you should avoid the situation.  If you do not have the option of avoiding it, see if there is a security guard or another male who would be able to walk you to your car or to the building.

If you took a sport in high school there is a good chance that your coach told you to rehearse in your head how you would ideally play the game.  This principle can be applied to your personal safety.  You should go over various scenarios in your head and rehearse mentally what you would do in those situations.  This will help you remember what to do should you have to actually do it and it will help you feel more prepared.<

Make sure when you get into your car that you lock your doors right away.  If you do not a criminal can take advantage of that and get in your car with you.  This would not be an ideal situation.  Make sure you do not unlock the doors until you are right up to the car and then lock them as soon as you shut your door.

Personal safety should be a concern for all women.  Many however do not think about it very much.  Too many women think that it will never happen to them, but unfortunately you never know if it will or not, which is why you always need to be prepared.  By increasing your personal safety you can breathe a little easier knowing you are doing what you can to keep yourself safe.

Women, Avoid Getting Ripped Off By a Mechanic

Women, Avoid Getting Ripped Off By a MechanicHaving your car break down is certainly not one of life’s little joys. However it is a fact of life that occasionally you will have to take your car to a mechanic, and for women this can be a much more expensive trip than for a man. There are mechanics who will try to take advantage of women and try and rip them off, women there are ways that you can avoid this.

Most mechanics typically think that women do not know much if anything about cars, and honestly this is often true. This also leads them to believe that they can rip women off when they bring in their cars for regular maintenance or for a repair. Many women find themselves feeling helpless because they do not know much about cars and if a mechanic says they need to have something done, then surely it does need it.

One way that you can avoid being ripped of is to bring a male with you when you take your vehicle in. It does not matter if it is your husband, boyfriend, or just a friend. When a mechanic sees that you have a male with you they tend to think that they will not be able to rip you off. First they will assume that the male that is with you will know at least something about vehicles. They will know that if they tell you that you need something when you really do not need it, there is a good chance that the male will step in and say something. So the next time you need to take your car in, try and find a male in your life that is willing to come along.

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You do not have to go to school to be a mechanic or rebuild a car to know a thing or two about your car. With the internet comes a wide variety of websites that can provide information to you about your vehicle and what is wrong with it. You have the option of taking your car to the mechanic and getting it diagnosed, leave and do some research before taking it back and having the work done. Do not forget that vehicles come with a resource of their own, the owner’s manual has tons of information on your vehicle in it and it is worth reading through.

Do not forget that you are paying for this service. If you are for any reason unhappy with the service that you have received you do have the right to complain. The shop should want your business again and they should want you to spread a positive word of mouth about them. This should drive them to make you happy. Talk to a manager and explain the situation and why you are not happy. Do not get angry, keep calm. They are more likely to want to make the situation right if you remain calm.

When it comes to having their car fixed women do have somewhat of a disadvantage, if they chose to. They have the ability to make the experience better so that they will not be ripped off. Remember ladies, do not be a victim of a mechanic taking advantage of you, you have the ability to be treated fairly and not pay for things that are not needed.

Safety Tips for Women Who Are Walking Alone In a Parking Lot

There are times where women cannot avoid walking alone. Whether it is to or from the car while at work, or at the grocery store, or even at the mall, there are times when a woman walks alone and needs some safety tips just in case. Here are some tips that every woman should know for when she is in a situation where she has to walk alone.

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It may feel like paranoia, but when there is someone walking behind you sometimes you may feel like they are following you. They may be on their way to their own car which happens to be near yours, or they may actually be following you, you do not know. If you feel like they may be following you, turn around and ask a question or make a statement. You could ask directions to another location, or ask them what time it is, or even talk about the weather. The point of this is you are getting a good look at their face, if they were planning on attacking you in any way they may change their mind now that you have gotten a good look at their face and would be able to pick them out in a line up.

If that does not seem to make the person want to leave you alone and they are more intent on coming after you make sure to put your hand up and yell, do not say, stop. If you have pepper spray, yell that at them too. Do not say it, yell it. You need to use your voice and body language to let the criminal know that you are going to put up a fight. Many criminals do not want to fight with someone; they want an easy target, if they know that you are going to put up a fight they are more likely to move on.

Always be aware of the vehicle parked next to yours. Is it empty? Is there someone in the vehicle? Sometimes criminals will wait on the passenger side of the vehicle trying to look as though they are waiting for someone to come back out to the car only to grab a woman when get tries to get into the car next to them. If you are suspicious of someone, simply get in on the passenger’s side. Always lock the doors as soon as you get in and shut the door.

You also need to pay attention to the type of vehicle that is parked next to yours. Is it a normal car with normal windows or is it a large van with no back windows? This is another sign that you should get in on the passenger’s side. There are criminals who own these large vans without windows and open the door and grab women when they are trying to get into their car. So remember when in doubt, get in on the passenger’s side, or go in and request a security guard walk you to your car and wait for you to get in, and always lock your doors immediately.

As a woman you should try to prepare for anything that you can. Knowing these things will help you to prepare to protect yourself should you have to. Remember to remain calm and strong. You may be viewed as weak, but you are strong and you can show it!