Travel To and From
Check your map before you leave . Know where you are going and how
to get there . Look in the back seat before getting in your car .
Review the controls in your vehicle before leaving the area . When
driving , keep a full tank of gas and stay on well-lighted and
well-traveled roads. Keep your safety belts on , doors locked and
windows up . Try to stay on main roads and highways .
If you have a car problem , try to get to a service station or
populated place. If your car is bumped by another , don't
immediately jump out and check for damage . Watch the other driver .
If you are uncomfortable , motion for him or her to drive to a more
public place , a police station or fire station . Never pick up
hitchhikers . Park close to your destination , preferably on well -
lighted street or area. Look around before getting out of your car .
Your Home Away From Home
Always use the peephole to make sure you know who's at your hotel
room door. Keep your doors locked and the chain latched . When you
are away from your room , leave the TV on and the curtains closed .
Don't put the sign on the door for the maid to clean up . If your
room has already been cleaned , put the " do not disturb" sign on
the handle . Make use of hotel safes and safety deposit boxes. If
someone claiming to be a hotel employee wishes to enter your room ,
check with the front desk to verify identity .
When you are in unfamiliar surroundings , be alert and cautious .
Carry traveler's checks and only a small amount of money. When
obtaining traveler's checks or cash , count your money and put it
away before you go outside . For automatic teller machine banking ,
go during the day and not by yourself .
Avoid carrying a purse . If
you must , use a clutch type or one with a strap , and hold the
purse in front of you . If someone wants your purse , wallet , keys
or car , don't resist . Avoid wearing expensive or expensive looking
jewelry . Backing your car into a parking space might make out
-of-state tags less obvious . When leaving your car , put maps away
and cover expensive items or put them in the trunk .
Every visitor riding in the front seat of an automobile must wear a
seat belt . Children through three years of age must ride in a
separate car seat. Day or night , car headlights must be turned on
in the rain . Drivers must carry proof of mandatory personal injury
( liability) protection insurance coverage . Due to Florida's
intense heat and high humidity , pets must never be left in cars .
Animals are highly susceptible to heat exhaustion , which can be