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Stay safe on a Night Out
Written by Michael Gibbard, published 08-14-19
As the world reopens and we can all venture out back into clubs and pubs, its vitally important you consider how to stay safe on a night out. Lets face it most of us will be enjoying a drink so its easy to forget about your personal saftey, and thats not just washing your hands regularly.
Whether it’s your parent, friend or partner, someone is always concerned about your safety and welfare on a night out and they’re pleased to learn when you’re back safely. To help you enjoy your night out, here’s some safety tips courtesy of Cumbria Police.
Stay Safe on a Night Out:
- Plan your night out, let someone know where you are going and when you will be home.
- Carry a Personal alarm and a charged mobile phone and put a trusted taxi number in your contacts.
- Never accept a drink from someone you don’t know or don’t trust.
- Keep your drink with you at all times, if it looks or tastes suspicious don’t drink it. It only takes a brief moment for someone to spike a drink.
- Watch out for your friends & make sure they get home safely.
- Don’t walk alone after dark – plan ahead.
- Avoid taking short cuts, keep to well-lit main streets.
- Never accept lifts from strangers or unregistered taxis.
- Drink responsibly; binge drinking makes you more vulnerable.
- Think: Keys, money, phone, plans to get home?
- Plan in advance how you’re going to get home safely
- Stick with your friends and look out for each other
- Arrange a safe meeting place in case you get separate
- Stash some cash in case you lose your purse
- Know your limits and always stay in control
- Store an ICE (in case of emergency) number in your phone
Courtesy of Cumbria Police Safety Tips.