Safety Tips While Traveling

Here are some common sense safety tips that will help to ensure a safe, secure and fun vacation: 1. When traveling in an area, always be alert and trust your instincts. Upon arrival, get your bearings, and note locations of well-traveled well-lit areas where you could obtain assistance, if necessary. Travel well-lit main roads.
2. Make sure children know the name and address of where you are staying. Remind children of places they can go to get help should they become separated from you. Try to select a meeting place each time you arrive at a new area, in the event you become separated.
3. Always lock your car, whether parked or traveling. When parked, keep valuables out of sight. At night part in a well-lit area.
4. Always carry purses, wallets, hotel keys and car keys securely. Do not leave purses on chairs, or on bathroom hooks.
5. Be observant, and always report any suspicious activity to Law Enforcement, Security Officer, or Hotel and Business Managers.
6. Upon checking into a hotel or motel, locate fire exits, elevators, and the nearest phone. Plan the best way to exit in case of an emergency or fire. This could be made a fun game for children, who can find what first.
7. Florida law requires safety belts for all front seat passengers, regardless of age. Children under the age of 3 are required to be in a safety car seat. Children ages 4-5 must either be in a safety seat or wear a seat belt.
8. In the unlikely event you are confronted by an assailant, don't resist demands for your valuables.
By being practical, have a fun AND safe vacation in Florida !
Excerpts from Safety Tips by Daytona Beach Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, 800/854-1234

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