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Walking at Night

photograph from Health and Safety story

(before 2003)

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Walking at night can be very dangerous. The advice below can make your walking more safe.

Avoid walking or running alone at night. Instead go walking or jogging with a friend.

Do not use headphones while walking, driving or jogging. You need to hear what is going on around you to be safe.

Always walk in well-lighted areas. Don’t use of short cuts.

After dark, keep away from large bushes or doorways where someone could be lurking. Always stay near the curb.

If someone in a vehicle stops and asks for directions, do not approach the vehicle. Answer from a distance.

If someone follows you, go to an area with lights and people. If you need, to walk in a different direction.

When you get money at the ATM machine, be careful. Quickly put your cash away so people do not see it.

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