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.