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Crime Prevention Tips
Do not take your eyes off the road.
Avoid eye contact with an aggressive driver.
Stay cool; don't react to provocation.
Distance yourself from drivers behaving erratically.
Do not make obscene gestures.
Use your horn sparingly.
Keep to the right except to pass; don't block passing lane.
Do not switch lanes without signaling.
Avoid blocking the right-hand turn lane.
Do not take more than one parking space.
If you are not disabled, don't park in a disabled space.
Be careful to not allow your door to hit the car parked next to you.
Do not tailgate.
Avoid unnecessary use of high beam headlights.
Do not become distracted by a cell phone, CD players, GPS system, etc.
Do not stop in the road to talk with a pedestrian or other driver.
Do not expose neighboring cars or others with loud or inappropriate music.
Assume other drivers' mistakes are not personal.
Be polite and courteous, even if the other driver isn't.
Avoid all conflict if possible. If another driver challenges you, take a deep breath and get out of the way.
Lower your stress by allow plenty of time for the trip, listening to soothing music, etc.
Understand that you can't control the traffic, only your reaction to it.
If you are followed, either drive to the nearest police station or call 911 on your cell phone.
Finally, if you are tempted to drive irrationally, ask yourself: "Is it worth being killed? Is it worth going to jail?"
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