There are several ways to defend your home, like setting up an alarm system or learning how to use a weapon. But how can you protect yourself if you believe you’re being tailed by another car on the road? (h/t to ModernSurvivalBlog.com)
If you’re driving to work and you think another driver is tailing you, check if they’re following you by trying the following:
When you’re driving on city streets, make four right turns. If you can still see the car behind you after the fourth turn, it’s possible that they’re tailing you. It’s unusual to travel in circles around city blocks.
If you’re on the freeway, get off then get back on. If the other vehicle is still visible in your review mirror, they could be following your car. Most drivers won’t waste time and gas getting off and then returning on a freeway.
Another option is to head to the right lane of the highway then drive about 15 miles below the speed limit. Once you slow down, the other vehicles behind you should pass by. If the car you’re observing doesn’t drive past you, it’s possible that they’re tailing you.
Doing all of this won’t seem like a waste of time, especially if it helps prevent a dangerous scenario like a carjacking or something worse. Once you’ve confirmed that someone is following your car, here are some precautions you can take to ensure your safety on and off the road.
It’s not silly to worry about your safety if you believe you’re being tailed, especially after you confirm your suspicions.
The worst thing you can do is assume that everything’s fine because you’re surrounded by “normal-looking” people. Lawbreakers will do their best to look “normal” until they gain your trust and steal your belongings or your vehicle. Criminals may even work with younger adults or women to get you to let your guard down.
Follow the tips above to protect yourself from potential attackers. You can also sign up for a defensive driving course to ensure that you know what to do if the situation escalates.
Read up on carjackings and take precautions to prevent them, such as learning a martial art or carrying self-defense weapons. Drive safely, be observant, and be wary of suspicious drivers.