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Jogging safety tips

Jogging is a great way to enjoy the fresh air and get exercise, but joggers can be targets of a criminal attack for a variety of reasons. They often become so preoccupied with their physical activity that they fail to be alert and pay attention to their surroundings.

If you're a jogger, stay safe and secure with these tips:

  • jog with a friend if you can
  • jog in a well-lit, well-traveled, familiar area
  • do not wear headphones; they limit your ability to hear an offender and make you less aware of your surroundings
  • do not jog after dark
  • wear bright colored clothing to make you visible to motorists
  • carry a personal safety alarm and a flashlight
  • carry a cell phone or enough change to make a phone call at a pay phone

If you are being harassed or think you are being followed, go to the nearest open business a trustworthy neighbour’s house to call the police.