On the Road Tips


  • Never carry large amounts of cash; use traveler's checks. If you must carry large sums of money, do not display it openly
  • Keep a record of traveler's check numbers and your credit card numbers in a safe place. Have the telephone numbers to call in case your checks or credit cards are stolen or lost
  • Be aware of your surroundings and never advertise your plans to strangers; this includes travel routes and the amount of cash you are carrying
  • Do not stop to offer help to a stranded motorist. Go to the nearest telephone and call for assistance
  • If you suspect someone is following you, drive to the nearest service station, restaurant or business and call the police or sheriff's department. If you believe it is unsafe for you to get out of your car, sound your horn and flash your lights to draw attention
  • If your car breaks down, raise the hood and attach a white flag to the antenna or door handle. If someone stops to help it is advisable that you stay in your locked car and ask him or her to call the police or a garage. If you must abandon your car, keep all passengers together
  • Do not carry your airplane tickets or passport in open view
  • Be very careful with bus, train or airplane tickets. They are as good as cash
  • Males are advised to carry their wallets in an inside pocket or front trouser pocket
  • Females are advised to carry their purse under their arm
  • Take a picture of your suitcases and keep the picture(s) with you. The picture(s) may be helpful in identifying your luggage if it is lost by an airline
  • Label each piece of luggage with your name and business address
  • While traveling, be sure your luggage is locked