There are some of us that seem to spend a great portion of our time ‘on the road’ and that means that you are going to run into Travel-related emergencies.
You should use common sense during daily travel.
· Keep an emergency kit in your vehicle with personal supplies such as water and non-perishable food, and vehicle supplies such as flares, jumper cables and any needed seasonal items.
· Always buckle up and insist that all passengers do the same.
· Always carry identification.
· Always carry a cell phone, change for a phone call or a prepaid phone card. Take precautions during business and vacation travel, too.
· Locate emergency exits in any hotel, restaurant or conference center you go to.
· Use safe methods for getting from place to place. For example, avoid going places alone (especially at night) and using shortcuts or alleys.
· If you get lost, ask for directions from an authority, such as a police officer; rather than from a stranger on the street.
· If you are in public, be aware of your surroundings. Know where emergency exits are located.
· Never leave shopping bags, briefcases, luggage or other personal property unattended.
· Stay away from and report unattended property.
· When traveling, stay alert. Report any suspicious behavior.
Next week, we’ll discuss Helping Children Cope.