Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Fwd: Community Information Parking Lot Safety

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Date: Wed, Jun 16, 2010 at 4:31 PM
Subject: Community Information Parking Lot Safety

Community Information- Parking Lot Safety

Parking Lot Safety
The Woodlands Township Neighborhood Services Department would like to encourage residents to take the following tips and be a partner for a safe community.

DO stay alert. Keep your mind on your surroundings, who's in front of you and who's behind you. Don't get distracted by a cell phone, ipod etc..
DO communicate the message that you're calm, confident, and know where you're going. Stand tall, walk purposefully, and make quick eye contact with people around you.
DO trust your instincts. If you feel uncomfortable in a place or situation, leave.

When out:
*Choose well-lighted and populated  areas when parking.
*Park as close to your destination as possible.
*Have your keys out and ready as you approach your vehicle.
*Lock your doors as soon as you enter your vehicle.
*Carry your purse close to your body and keep a firm grip on it. Carry a wallet in an inside coat or side trouser pocket, not in a rear trouser pocket.
*Travel in groups or while other pedestrians are around if possible.
*Don't overburden yourself with packages and groceries that make it hard to react.
*If you suspect you're being followed by someone head for the nearest well-lighted, populated area. Walk quickly or run to a house or store to call police.

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