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Why Should Women Be Careful Driving at Night?

February 17, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 173

It's true that it doesn't matter if you're a man or a woman. You should be careful when you're driving. It also doesn't matter if you're driving at day or at night. You should be careful either way. However, you have to know that extra care should be done when you're a woman and you're driving at night.

Why? It's because a lot of criminals prowl the street at night. It's easy to see why this is the case. They can perform their crimes in the cover of darkness. In addition, there are fewer people around. If they do find a target, usually a woman, they're confident that there's very little chance that someone will witness the crime. This lessens the chance of someone coming to the aid of the victim.

You're still not safe inside your car.

A lot of women feel safe inside their cars. All they do is they lock the doors and they feel that they can drive around safely. Well, that's not really the case. Criminals nowadays have come up with several strategies in order to still victimize women who are driving at night. Here are just some of them:

· They point a gun towards you.

This usually happens when you're at a stoplight or you're driving slowly. A criminal will point a gun at you, demanding that you open the door. Since your windows are not bulletproof, you have no choice but to open the door. He can easily get in and force you to drive to a more secluded place.

· They play the role of "knight in shining armor."

We have to face the fact that generally speaking, women don't know much about cars. Let's say that you're having troubles changing a flat tire. A criminal will see you as a target and play the hero. Since he's helping you, there's a good chance that you'll put your guard down. Once the spare tire is in place, he can then force you inside the car. He'll take the car and he'll take you with it.

· They bump your car.

This is another notorious strategy. You're driving alone at night when suddenly, someone bumps your car from behind. Of course, your first instinct is to go out and inspect the damage. This puts you at risk.

There are a lot of other strategies that criminals use to victimize women who are driving at night. This is why you have to be careful and you have to be prepared.

Rocco Sarracino is married and living with his wife and family in Helendale, CA. He is a martial arts instructor and self-defense expert with over 30 years experience teaching individuals and businesses to be more aware and protected from crime. He is the founder of Family Safe Defense; http://FamilySafeDefense.com

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