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Tammy Taser’s Safety Tips for Public Places
November 2010
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Tammy Taser’s Safety Tips for Public Places

By Tammy Taser

Tammy Taser

Tammy Taser

As women, it is so important that we take our safety seriously! Here are some of the tips that I share with my friends when they come to me for advice on how to best stay safe—they know I don’t play around when it comes to my safety!

  • Listen to your instincts! Even if you don’t know why something is bothering you, if the feeling won’t go away it’s probably for a reason.
  • Pay attention to everything that goes on around you, from things that seem out of place to people.
  • When you walk down the sidewalk, make sure you’re facing oncoming traffic so that you can see what’s coming your way.
  • Keep your purse close to your body. Not only does it prevent the embarrassing issue of you smashing other people with your oversized bag, but it’ll make you a less likely candidate to have your bag snatched.
  • Always appear confident and calm, even if you’re panicking inside. Predators tend to pray on those who seem hopeless and easy to overcome.
  • Always let someone know where you’re going and when you should be back. Even if you live alone, let a family member or friend know if you’re making an unexpected or out-of-the-ordinary trip.
  • If you think you’re being followed, seek out a place full of people and find either a security guard or police officer. You can always call the police on your cell if things seem urgently dangerous.
  • If you feel as though a group of people are closing in on you, make sure they aren’t able to surround you. Muggings often take on this type of pack-like appearance before they happen.
  • Think carefully about how you should react in different threatening circumstances.
  • Ask yourself how you will defend yourself if you need to. Obviously my first thought is my TASER, but if for some reason I can’t use it, I have a Plan B.
  • When faced with an attacker, never show that you’re scared. In some circumstances showing that you’re angry may throw the attacker off. Most attackers want easy victims.
  • Yell, “Fire!” if you need to draw attention to yourself. People are much more likely to respond to “Fire!” than anything else and it can be screamed very quickly.
  • If you feel someone following you or closing in on you, try calling out a random name and look around as though you’re looking for someone. Your potential attacker will probably be less likely to go after you if he/she thinks you’re not alone.
  • If your attacker has a weapon, be very careful in how you deal with them. Thankfully if I TASER my attacker he won’t be able to use his weapon. Just another reason my TASER is my self-defense weapon of choice!
  • Regardless of the type of self-defense weapons you prefer, Mace, pepper spray, stun gun or TASER, make sure you keep something on you at all times!

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