Driving Risk Management Tips
The following tips are used with permission from The Guidry Group, a leading provider of security and risk management services. These tips are geared toward high profile individuals and families who face increased risk due to their wealth and status. 
  1. Vary routes to work, school, after school activities, etc
  2. Have predetermined alternative routes available for all of the above. Repetition and predictability is information for your worst enemy.
  3. Plan an evacuation route and safe haven in advance, e.g. service stations, restaurants, other public places that are well lit with many people present.
  4. When arriving home, be aware that opening a garage door can allow access into your home while you are stepping out of your vehicle.
  5. Be aware of suspicious people or unfamiliar cars as you pull into your residence. If something or someone looks suspicious, continue to drive around the block. Circling back can give you the necessary time to gather more information to plan your next steps.
  6. If you are alarmed, then drive to a predetermined safe haven or friend’s house.
  7. Preprogram key fobs to lock doors when your car is placed in drive.
  8. Never roll down windows in the vehicle for street vendors or solicitors.
  9. Always check your rear view mirrors before you make turns into your home, office, school, etc.
  10. If you are stopped and in distress, sound the horn and continue to sound the horn to alert others in the area of the emergency.
  11. Never step out of your vehicle unless you are forced to or confronted at gunpoint.
  12. If you are approaching your vehicle at the same time a suspicious person is approaching you, sound your car alarm with the panic button to draw attention to your area. At the same time, turn and run to a safe, well lit area.
  13. Should someone attempt to open your car door or break your window, immediately sound the horn and continue to sound the horn to alert other people in the area. If possible, drive forward or backward.
  14. Beware of suspicious accidents or someone lying next to the road. It could be a trap.
  15. Always check around your car and the backseat of the vehicle before getting into it. Immediately lock your doors once inside.

This publication provides general information and/or recommendations that may apply to many different situations or operations. Any recommendations described in this publication are not intended to be specific to your unique situation or operation and are not intended to address all possible hazardous conditions or unsafe acts that may exist. Consult with your staff and specialists to determine how and whether the information in this publication might guide you in specific plans for your situation or operations. Additionally, this article does not substitute for legal advice, which should come from your own counsel.