Traveling Safely

Safety Tips for When You Travel


  • Make sure your vehicle has been properly serviced and is in suitable condition for the journey.
  • Try to have specific directions and routes to your destination.
  • If you get lost, call the local police for directions or assistance.
  • Always keep your vehicle doors and windows locked.
  • At stop lights and other traffic delays, leave enough space in front of your vehicle so that you have an escape option in case of an emergency.
  • Let someone know the route you intend to travel and your itinerary.  This will help authorities in locating you if there is a need to do so.
  • Plan your trip carefully and allow for factors such as weather, fatigue, facilities for lodging, food, and fuel.  Be sure you have sufficient finances, either cash, travelers checks, and/or credit cards.
  • Ask the hotel staff about their security measures so you know what to expect.
  • Use the hotel safe to store your valuables during your stay.