Women and Solo Car Hire: Safety Tips

Filed under: Car Hire in USA — Tags: , , , — admin @ 11:18 am January 3, 2011

With many women feeling a little uneasy about taking public transport alone in an unfamiliar place, cheap car hire presents an excellent alternative around the globe. We asked some rental agents to submit a few helpful hints and tips regarding women, safety and car hire abroad.

•    Consider the statistics. Government figures suggest most crimes against female drivers occur when they’re leaving or heading back to their parked cars; large car parks and spots hidden from view are most common so avoid dimly lit car parks and shadowy side streets.
•    Keep the car keys in a handy spot. Most car crimes are crimes of opportunity; limit the time frame, reduce the criminal’s chances.
•    Keep in touch with a friend who knows your proposed travel plans; this point is applicable to all travellers.
•    Lock the car from the inside at all times; it only takes a second and could easily save you from a crime.
•     Whether you’re looking for car hire in Italy, car hire in the USA, the UK, Australia, South Africa – anywhere – be sure to do a little research on your destination area’s crime figures, noting down any regions of instability or danger.

When travelling alone, driving is one of the safest forms of transport across the globe. If you have any questions regarding personal safety and car hire, don’t hesitate to ask our team or speak to your rental provider when you collect your hire car.

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