Free Safety and Awareness Ebooklet Comments

After Lorenz Lang wrote in commenting on the gift ebooklet that you receive when you sign up for the free safety tips on this TiptoeingToTranquility.com site, I thought about modifying his responses into an interview format.

Instead, I’d like you to read it in a more “pure form.” It’s a quick read, but it will give you more to think about with regards to your personal safety on a bus.

In the ebooklet and in this “article,” we refer to bus stop safety, but you should generalize these principles in other areas of your life. Sure, you could generalize the tips to other forms of travel, like traveling by train, but I hope that you’ll take it further.

When you read the advice about making sure that someone doesn’t stop at your bus stop, you can generalize the principle to taking steps to make sure that someone doesn’t follow you. You develop a principle of not giving away your clue to your intended destination or next move.

Anyway, let’s get right to Lorenz’s tips….

Keith

 

More On Bus Stop Safety

by Lorenz Lang

I just read the gift eBooklet and agree with everything Keith wrote.

Additionally, I’d like to mention services that walk you home either personally or at least on the phone.

Next, in Germany, you have to press a button to signal the driver you want to get out at the next stop.

If this is the case I’d wait to see if somebody else presses “my” button, so I don’t have to telegraph my intentions to use the next stop.

If I get a hinky feeling, I even might fake leaving to see if I’m right.

The most common attacks from my newspaper and internet reading are:

  • Lone woman leaves bus (usally at night), is attacked while passing near a suitable area and attacked (usually with rape as the goal). Most people don’t realize that even a children’s playground can be such an area at night! It’s dark and deserted. Or a small green area with enough bushes, some square meters are enough for the criminal to feel safe enough to attack.
  • Ruffians on the bus make trouble with some obviously weak victim, some guy(s) try to help and get attacked when they left the bus and the bus drove off.

In both cases the bus already left.

I think this is the time that is the most dangerous!

While waiting for the bus, a potential attacker knows that the bus will arrive any time soon. He can not be sure to have the time to complete his attack.

The bus driver and other passengers will certainly call the police, record the attacker on their smartphones, be available as witness…all bad for the criminal.

So, I’d put an emphasis on this part of the bus travel, although the title bus-stop safety somewhat excludes the way from the bus-stop to the destination…

 

Thanks to Lorenz for those comments ….

Everyone, stay safe at the bus stop and on the bus!

 

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