When out at night reflective apparel and lights are a great way to keep you safe from being hurt accidentally. You may also fear being hurt on purpose. Being alone in the dark is a danger, especially for women, children, and seniors. Portable personal alarms are convenient and important to carry at all time.
alarm systems are wireless and light weight and can easily be held in a
small hand. Many protection alarms are also hands free and can be
clipped to your clothing or have a key chain for you to attach them to
your key ring or purse.
feel the most frightened when walking to their car in a dark empty
parking lot or street. My mother once advised me to hold my keys
between my fingers as a ready weapon. That did make me feel a bit safer
as a teenager (and thankfully I never had the need to use my keys to
defend myself). I now also have my Personal alarm keychain on my key
ring for added self defense. Besides for when out at night it is smart
to be prepared with a panic alarm when at work, school, or when jogging,
hiking, cycling, traveling and at all other times.
Today, at about 7:45 PM, I was driving my car when I clearly identified someone riding their bike towards me. I was able to see their headlight from more than a block away.
Only when I got closer did I see that there was another biker equipped with only a front reflector.
Shockingly when I was passing by the bikers I saw that there was a third
biker with no reflectors or lights on his
clothing or bike. Luckily, the biker without any reflectors was the
closest to the curb and the biker with the bicycle headlight was
furthest from the curb and closest to vehicular traffic. I wish I could’ve filmed the episode. This incident proves once again how using appropriate gear such as bike headlights and reflective wear can save someone’s life. Be safe, Be Seen!