Someone Is Charging At Her With Road Rage, Her Next Move Could Save Everyone
Andrew Axelrod 6/20/2016
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Here are some simple tips that could save your life.
Stay Low In A Fire
If you ever find yourself indoors during a fire, make your way to the exit while staying low to the ground. Breathable air stays low.
Assign Action In An Emergency
When in an emergency with multiple people around, often no one will take action due to the bystander effect. The effect can be overcome by assigning action to people. Point to someone and instruct them to personally call 911 or whatever action is appropriate for the situation.
Swim Parallel In A Riptide
If you get stuck in a riptide, swim sideways. Swimming against the riptide will exhaust you quickly and you could be pulled under the water.
Water Before Food
Speaking of water, if you ever find yourself stranded in nature, seek water first. The human body can last much longer without food than water.
If you find yourself in a situation where someone is trying to hurt you, there's no shame in fighting dirty. Aim for the groin, eyes or ears.
Hold The Railing On Stairs
The rails are there for a reason. Prevent a nasty accident by holding onto the railing and never keep your hands in your pockets when going up or down stairs.
Keep Your Keys By Your Bed
In case of a home invasion, you can alert neighbors and possibly scare off the intruder by hitting the panic button on your keys. Having your keys handy on your nightstand eliminates precious minutes you might be searching for them.
Don't Drive Tired
Driving tired can seriously impair your reaction time. Some studies found driving while severely tired can be as dangerous as driving drunk.
Avoid Road Rage
As bad as you might want to flip off the car that just cut you off, avoid escalating the situation. You never know what the other person is capable of.
Note The Exits
When entering a crowded area like a movie theater, always note the exits in case of a fire or other emergency.
A lot of this might be common sense, but these days common sense is not so common. Above all, trust your instincts. We have them for a reason!