For emergency assistance of any kind, dial 911 from any phone.
When traveling in any new 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. Use area maps and travel main roads.
Carry a minimal amount of cash. Use travelers checks and credit cards whenever possible. Record their identification numbers, and keep that record in a separate, safe place. Area banks do not offer foreign currency exchange unless you have an account with them. Travelers checks are widely accepted.
Always carry purses, wallets, hotel keys and car keys securely. Do not leave purses on chairs, under tables or on bathroom hooks.
Be observant, and always report any suspicious activity to Law Enforcement, Security Officers, or Hotel and Business Managers.
Always lock your car, whether parked or traveling. When parked, keep valuables out of sight. At night, park in well-lit areas.
Keep hotel room windows and doors locked. Know who is at the door before you open it. Do not invite strangers to your room.
Keep extra cash and valuables locked in a safe place such as a hotel safe deposit box or a room safe.
Upon checking into a hotel or motel, locate fire exits, elevators, and the nearest phone. Plan the best way to exit in case of any emergency.
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.
Pedestrian traffic should cross roadways at intersections. Wait for pedestrian walk lights before crossing.
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.
In the unlikely event you are confronted by an assailant, do not resist demands for your valuables.