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The recent road rage incident involving a large group of motorcyclists and the driver of an SUV has brought road rage incidents into the spotlight. That incident resulted in one of the bikers being struck by the SUV and paralyzed, and the driver of the SUV being dragged out and severely beaten in the presence of his wife and child. David Boehm, COO of Security USA, Inc. and retired NYPD Lieutenant shares some tips on the best way to insure your personal security when threatened with a road rage incident.
Road rage incidents are on the rise and have been responsible for over 1,000 deaths in the past five years. David Boehm, of Security USA gives the following tips for staying safe when you feel threatened on the road. As soon as you start to feel threatened, call 911. Don't engage with the other driver. Try to avoid making eye contact. Drive slowly and safely, making sure you maintain control of your vehicle. Stay on a main road or highway, avoiding any desolate areas if at all possible. Don't drive to your home, as you may be followed. Instead, drive to the nearest police station. If you don't know where it is, ask the 911 operator when you call. And most importantly, lock your doors so your vehicle can't be entered and you or your passenger can't be dragged out.
Most of us are not in the position to hire a bodyguard to provide for our personal security, so it's a good idea to learn the basic strategies that will help keep you and your loved ones safe in a road rage incident. Security USA has extensive experience in personal protection through their bodyguard division, and some of the principles used by professionals are applied in these strategies. Some confrontations are unavoidable, but keeping a cool head and having a solid plan can mean the difference between being able to walk or drive away from the incident or having a tragic ending.
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