Holiday Safety Tips - Part 3

Even though we’re down to the last minute holiday shopping, we still need to pay attention to our surroundings.

Holiday Safety Tips - Part 3

With less than a week left until Christmas, things are getting pretty hectic out on the roads and around shopping malls. Even though we’re down to the last minute shopping, we still need to pay attention to our surroundings.

Here is the final segment of Holiday Safety Tips for 2012.

Hide the Gifts
Whether you believe in Santa or not, hide the gifts after you bring them home. Robbers and home burglars look in windows for quick and easy items to grab.

Also, smash and grabs are easy in overcrowded parking lots, especially lots with broken street lights. It’s not a good idea to leave gifts and other valuables in plain sight. Storing gifts in the trunk is the best place.

Going Home and Traveling
November and December are major traveling times. Traveling home or on vacation is an enjoyable way to spend time with family and friends.

There are also safety tips you need to keep in mind while traveling.

When traveling by car, be sure to check all the fluids. Checking the oil, transmission and other major systems can prevent a breakdown on the road.

Robbers have several tactics they use to come after you in the car.

First, is the bump and grab. Someone will bump your car from behind, usually at a stop sign or while sitting at a red light. This isn’t something that happens in high traffic areas. If someone does bump you, lock your doors and call the police if you feel afraid and/or you are by yourself.

Another area where you’re vulnerable to attack is while you’re walking to your car. Stay off your phone, have your keys out and always look around to see who is around you.

The holidays are great time of year. Keeping your family safe is part of ensuring the fun doesn’t stop early. Have fun, be safe and I’ll see you back here in 2013.


Nathan J. Nowak is the president of Professional Training Systems, Inc. and the owner of Trinity Fitness. Nathan has over 27 years of martial arts and self-defense training. He is the creator of “Are You Prepared?” A five week women’s self-defense course that can teach and train any woman how to defend herself and survive. For more information about Nathan and Trinity’s AYP? program, please go to Are You Prepared? We can also be reached at 404.966.KICK (5425) or email at info@trinitybody.com

Check out Trinity's 2012 Holiday Survival Guide for information on fitness, nutrition and safety tips to avoid gaining weight, staying on track with your fitness goals and keeping your family safe through this holiday season!

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