It seems that crime rates tend to skyrocket when the holiday season arrives. With far too many individuals being careless with their belongings and personal security during this chaotic time, it becomes increasingly more important to refresh our memories of some vital personal safety tips. Gathered are some personal security tips that will guide you through this hectic time:
- When shopping for holiday gifts, make sure to park in a well-lit area and around other cars so that you are not as vulnerable. Additionally, make sure you do not leave any valuables or holiday gifts in plain sight. Store everything valuable in your trunk to not tempt criminals.
- If you feel that someone is following at an unusually close distance, do not hesitate to push the panic button or call for help. You can also divert your route back to the store or follow another shopper in the parking lot. It is always better to experience an awkward situation than a dangerous one.
- If you have been stuck in the shopping mall until closing, make sure to proceed with extra caution. Avoid using the stairwell and only take the elevator if you feel safe. The security guard on duty would be more than happy to walk you to your car to ensure safety.
- Most importantly, try to travel in crowds whenever possible. Bringing a mall buddy will not only keep you safe, but it will also give you a second opinion on the present you have been debating on.
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