Travel Safety Tips

When traveling by car

  • Always carry a cell phone!
  • Become familiar with your route of travel and make others aware of the route and your estimated time of arrival.
  • Make sure your car, personal or rental, is in good repair and ready for the trip.
  • Don't advertise you are a traveler, remove rental stickers from bumpers of the car you are driving and avoid leaving maps and guidebooks in plan view.
  • Stop only in well lit, populated, places while traveling.
  • Never pull over unless you are certain the vehicle stopping you is a police officer. If unsure call 911 immediately and keep driving to a well-lit area.

Hotel safety

  • Women traveling alone should consider registering in a gender-neutral manner (J. T. Jones) and request a room near the front office.
  • Use your business address instead of your home address when registering.
  • Ask about hotel security and how to reach them.
  • Once in your room, make sure locks work well and are securely fastened. Also inspect the peephole to ensure anyone coming to the door would be clearly visible.
  • Do not leave anything in the room that contains your personal information.
  • Leave the "Do not Disturb" sign on the door when you are not in the room.
  • Never open the door for anyone you are nor expecting. Verify all hotel employees with the front desk before opening the door to your room.
  • Every time you reenter your room, make sure the door to the adjoining room is locked.

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