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Good Advice

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Christi Fennell (cfennell1)
Thu, 8 Apr 1999 22:24:42 -0700 (PDT)


> >: Good Advice
> >Date: Friday, March 19, 1999 10:13 AM
> >
> >Ladies pass along to female family members/friends:
> >>
> >> In case you haven't seen the following...please
> read...very important
> >> for your safety.
> >>
> >> I headed for home by myself at approximately
> 10pm. I was...between
> >> exits...when a car pulled into the right most
> lane beside me (I
> >> was in the center lane) and started matching
> speeds with me.
> >> After a minute, I tried to slow down so he would
> pass. He slowed,
> >> too. I regained my previous speed, and he sped
> up with me.
> >>
> >> Finally after a few minutes of this, he pulled
> slightly ahead of me,
> >> rolled down his window and motioned towards my
> tire as though
> >> something was wrong.
> >>
> >> The man had already begun to make me nervous by
> driving along
> >> side me for some distance on the mostly empty
> highway, and now
> >> my training took over. "This man is trying to
> get me off the
> >> road by myself here in the dark," I thought.
> >>
> >> This, in case you are unfamiliar with the area,
> is basically the
> >> middle of nowhere. I know my car. I am very
> careful with
> >> maintenance, and I am an experienced driver. I
> know what a flat tire
> >> feels like. I knew my car was fine. I put on my
> turn signal and moved
> >> to the right-most lane behind the man anyway and
> slowed down
> >> slightly (there is always the chance that
> something could have been
> >> wrong, better to be prepared). The other car
> pulled onto the shoulder
> >> and started slowing down. Now I knew he was
> definitely trying
> >> to get me to pull over. I passed him, he swerved
> back on the
> >> road and drove right behind me. At the next
> exit, there were
> >> two gas stations. They were well lit and there
> were a few people
> >> there.
> >>
> >> I exited, he followed. Not only this, but a car
> I had not
> >> previously noticed, that was in front of us
> suddenly swerved off the
> >> exit when I put my turn signal on. I know this
> scenario. I grew up in
> >> some pretty bad areas. I have had training in
> this. At this point,
> >> everything I had learned was in control. I
> decided not to stop
> >> anywhere.
> >>
> >> By now there was absolutely no doubt that my car
> was fine. When
> >> we approached the stop sign at the dark, empty
> intersection after
> >> the gas stations, the car ahead of me put on his
> left turn signal
> >> and stopped. I checked for traffic as I
> approached the intersection,
> >> then pulled around him to the right, and headed
> straight back for
> >> the highway. Both the car that had been ahead
> and the one that
> >> had been following me turned left across the
> highway and did not
> >> pursue further.
> >>
> >> I have now carefully checked my car in a safe
> place when I knew
> >> I was no longer being followed. It is in perfect
> condition. This
> >> is a classic scenario for car jackers to use at
> night. I feel
> >> lucky that I was well prepared and didn't have to
> think too much
> >> about what to do.
> >>
> >> 1. Don't ever let yourself be caught between two
> cars. Car jackers
> >> often work in pairs, attempting to corner your
> vehicle.
> >>
> >> 2. Don't ever pull off the road at night by
> yourself in a dark,
> >> unpopulated place.
> >>
> >> 3. Carry a cell phone - I'm going to get one!!
> >>
> >> 4. Stay calm. Don't try any tricks. If you are
> in an accident, you
> >> are vulnerable.
> >>
> >> 5. Remember that most criminals want easy
> victims...DON'T LET
> >> YOURSELF
> >> BECOME ONE!!!
> >>
> >> 6. Make sure you find out how to react BEFORE
> you are in the
> >> situation! These situations are unfortunately
> real and dangerous.
> >> Thinking
> >> about it when it happens is too late!
> >>
> >> 7. ALWAYS make sure you do not stop until you
> are CERTAIN that
> >> help is present (i.e., even if you are in a
> slight accident, head
> >> straight for the police station, and don't stop
> until you are
> >> there. Car jackers often slightly damage
> vehicles by bumping
> >> them from the rear to try to get the driver to
> get out.)
> >>
> >> GOOD ENOUGH TO READ? PASS IT ON!
> >>
> >
> >
> >----------
> >
> >
>
>
>

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4.I, as an effective teacher, will listen, listen and listen some more.
Another goal I chose this year.

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