HOW TO BE SAFE IN YOUR CAR
I’m going to tell you a story, give you a
simple way of reminding yourself to practise safe driving, and take you a little
further down the road to an attack resistant you.
A story about a man, his car, and his
I have a friend, who was in his car at a set of
traffic lights. He noticed, while looking in his rear view mirror, a young man
walking between the two rows of waiting cars.
Suddenly, the passenger side door of his car
flung open and his briefcase, sitting on the passenger seat, disappeared. This
enterprising young person had created a new business - stealing valuables from
In theory, by the time you take your seat belt
off, put the hand brake on, open the door, jump out and chase after your runaway
item, it will be long gone.
In this case however, my friend apparently caught
up with his briefcase, snatched it back, and returned to his car. The lights had
changed to green and people were impatiently waiting for his return.
The briefcase snatcher knew that in newer cars,
all the doors automatically open when the button on the key is pushed. The doors
normally stay unlocked until the button is pushed again when the car is locked
Does your car have one of those buttons for
"keyless entry?" If it does, do you lock your doors when you are
driving? The following is an easy way to remember to lock up…
How to remember to lock your car
To avoid any unexpected surprises, these days
it’s wise to drive around with your car doors locked. Make it a habit day and
night. The following is a simple technique you can use that will remind you to
lock yourself in your car:
Simply put a small notice on the dashboard of
your car that says something like: "LOCK UP!" Put it below the
speedometer, so it is easy to see when you first get into your car.
Now, whenever you get into your car, you'll see
the note. In time, you will be in with the doors locked before you see the note.
When locking the doors becomes automatic, the notice can be removed.
The "lock up" notice is just one more
simple technique you've learned here at Self-Defense Now, AND with little
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