What if my car breaks down?
Try to avoid breakdown by always keeping your car in good working order. If your car breaks down use your cell phone to call for help, and lock your doors. Even in warm climates, keep a blanket, and a pair of warm clothes and boots, and a flashlight in your car always for emergencies. If you don't have a cell phone you are at greater risk: of being targeted.
Your response should be based on the situation: If it's noon on a business day, you MAY want to put your hazards on and walk to safety. However, If it's 2 a.m.: put on your warm clothes, and walk to a lighted area. * You are a perfect target if you are sitting in your car broken down. Predators search the highways for easy targets like you.
If you're on a desolate road:. It will be cold, and uncomfortable, some experts suggest that you should not stay in your car. They claim that you are a “sitting duck” for a predator. They suggest that you should walk away from the car (in your warm clothes) and go to some bushes, or some area AWAY from your vehicle. Other suggest staying in your car with the doors and windows locked.
If you do choose to stay in your vehicle, make sure to stay inside with the doors locked and the windows rolled up. If someone stops wanting to help, tell them that they are the second persona to stop and ask that they call the police just in case the first person did not follow through with his promise. This may create confusion for a would be assailant who finds you in this vulnerable situation