How Do I Protect Myself From Walking Alone At Night?

Walk with confidence

Keep your head up and don’t be afraid to make eye contact with those you pass.

Don’t keep your head down or avoid eye contact as this could give the impression that you are timid, weak, or scared.

Walk at a steady pace and walk facing traffic to keep yourself visible.

Is walking alone at night dangerous?

Walking home alone at night, especially while on your phone not paying attention like I used to do, raises your risk for unsafe behavior — whether it be getting mugged, assaulted, injured, or even put in an uncomfortable situation such as cat-calling.

How can I be safe to walk at night?

Night Walking Safety Rules

  • Use sidewalks and off-road paths, rather than the street.
  • Walk facing traffic so you can see and react to vehicles.
  • Use extra caution when crossing streets.
  • Safety in numbers: Use the same routes used by other walkers and runners.
  • Beware of tripping hazards.
  • Don’t be blinded by the light.

How do you keep yourself safe in the streets?

Stick to busy, well-lit places. Avoid underpasses or shortcuts unless the lighting is good and you’re confident they’re safe. If you can, avoid walking alone at night, especially in unfamiliar territory. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes that are easy to move in.

How do you protect yourself as a woman alone?

Here are our top seven safety tips for women living alone.

  1. Be smart about social media.
  2. Leave porch lights on all night.
  3. Lock doors when you’re home alone.
  4. Don’t open the door to a stranger.
  5. Get a dog…
  6. Be smart with your mail box.
  7. Get an affordable home security system.