Worcester State University
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JOGGING  SAFETY 


     •   DON'T WEAR HEADSET: Use your ears to be aware of your 
         surroundings. 
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CARRY A CHANGE FOR PHONE CALL 
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RUN WITH A PARTNER 
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WRITE DOWN OR LEAVE WORD: of the direction of your run. 
         Tell friends and family of your favorite routes. 
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MIX UP ROUTES AND TIMES: avoid predictability. 
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ALWAYS STAY ALERT: The more aware you are, the less 
         vulnerable you are. 
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AVOID UNPOPULATED AREAS: deserted streets, and 
         overgrown trails. Especially avoid unlit areas at night. Run clear 
         of parked cars or bushes. 
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CARRY IDENTIFICATION: or write your name, number, and 
         blood type on the inside sole of your running shoe. Include any 
         medical information. DON'T wear jewelry. 
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IGNORE VERBAL HARASSMENT: Use discretion in 
         acknowledging strangers. Look directly at others and be 
         observant, but keep your distance and keep moving. 
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RUN AGAINST TRAFFIC: so you can observe approaching 
         automobiles. 
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WEAR REFLECTIVE MATERIAL: if you must run before dawn 
         or after dark 
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USE YOUR INTUITION: about a person or an area. React on 
         your intuitions and avoid if you're unsure. 
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PRACTICE MEMORIZING LICENSE TAGS: or identifying 
         characteristics of strangers. 
     •   CARRY A WHISTLE OR OTHER NOISEMAKER

CALL POLICE IMMEDIATELY: if something happens to you or someone else, or you notice anyone out of the ordinary.

 



 
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