Staying Safe In Public Spaces

Safety in public places

While in a public place, the following are a few safety measures to consider:

  • Avoid walking alone and using shortcuts through unfamiliar, deserted areas;
  • Look confident and be aware of your surroundings;
  • Travel in well-lit areas and away from bushes, doorways and buildings. Try to take routes that are used by other people;
  • Carry emergency cab fare;
  • If you must stay late on campus use the Work Alone program and move your car closer to a building, in a well-lit area;
  • Use the Campus Walk program at night to get an escort;
  • Have your keys ready so you can enter your car or residence quickly;
  • Check in and under your vehicle before entering;
  • Lock your car as soon as you enter or leave it; and
  • Keep car windows and sunroof closed.

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