By Rosie Moore

It’s a dangerous world out there ladies, so be careful! Here are a few tips for consideration which will help you to be safe:

Did you know that your elbow is the strongest point on your body? If you are close enough to use it, do!

If you are ever thrown in to the trunk of a car, kick out the back tail lights and stick your arm out the hole and start waving like crazy. The driver won’t see you but everybody else will. This has saved lives.

The three reasons women are easy targets for random acts of violence are:

1. Lack of awareness. You must know where you are and what’s going on around you.

2. Body language. Keep your head up, swing your arms, stand straight up.

3. Wrong place, wrong time. Don’t walk alone in an alley, or drive in a bad neighborhood at night.

Women have a tendency to get into their cars after shopping, eating, working, etc., and just sit (doing their checkbook, or making a list, etc.), don’t do this. As soon as you get into your car, lock the doors and leave.

When getting into your car, be aware, look around you, look into your car, at the passenger side floor and in the back seat.

If you are parked next to a big van, enter your car from the passenger door. Most serial killers attack their victims by pulling them into their vans while the women are attempting to get into their cars.

Look at the car parked on the driver’s side of your vehicle, and the passenger side. If a male is sitting alone in the seat nearest your car, you may want to walk back and get a guard/policeman to walk you back out. It is always better to be safe than sorry. (And better paranoid than dead).

Always take the elevator instead of the stairs. (Stairwells are horrible places to be alone and the perfect crime spot). If the predator has a gun and you are not under his control, always run. The predator will only hit you (a running target) 4 in a 100 times. And even then it most likely will not be a vital organ.

Please be safe and not sorry! Just a warning to always be alert and use your head!

Thought for the day: We must constantly build dikes of courage to hold back the flood of fear. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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