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4 Tips to Stay Secure and Safe During Your Ride in a Cab

Keep your things close and keep expensive items hidden.

You might think little of the cost associated with few of your mobile phone devices, however, in a developing and emerging country, a smart phone is very easy to acquire and even easier to vend. 

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If you are working on or using a mobile phone device while waiting at a stoplight or for the taxi, you might think you are being effective however, you are also offering yourself for possible thieves. As a matter of fact, it would only take 20 seconds for a thief to take it and reach in for your mobile phone device. 

Keep your expensive cameras and mobile phone devices in your bags as well as zip them up (an exception would be your phone in which you should always keep it closer). In addition to that, keep your backpack, bags, purse or other valuable things near you – preferably on the mat between your feet where they are difficult to see and even more difficult to reach. 

On the other hand, you may even position your legs through the longer straps. However, just always put in mind to untangle it before you attempt to go out of the cab. 

Know where you are going ahead of time.

You need to have an idea where you are going ahead of time, as well as, how long it will probably take to get to your destination. In fact, you may easily search for that on your smartphone or online, however, you just need to be realistic about the idea of the place. Since the cab driver knows the better routes or the one which refrains from toll booths, if you are totally headed to the wrong route, just feel free to come out at the first chance. 

Having said that, if you decide to get out of the cab, give him some cash and toss it onto the front seat (in cases that you have mistaken) and the cab driver will not be going to pursuit for you anymore. It’s also ideal that you hail a reputable El Cajon cab the next time you need to ride a cab. 

Ride with the windows totally closed or almost, and keep your mobile phone handy.

The thieves are often looking for easy preys, just so with little efforts, you could make yourself a more complicated target and they will move on to somebody else. By keeping the windows at all times may seem like an effortless thing to do however, from the point of view of a thief, each and every stop along their way is a chance to reach in. They may even open a locked door and grab things from you. 

The only negative aspect on completely closed windows is the absence of fresh air, however in some areas, that is not a drawback. On the other hand, you may always keep the windows open only when you are perhaps on a highway and far from the stoplights. 

Know who to contact in an emergency situation.

If you are in a foreign place, you must always be vigilant and keep your valuable things such as your mobile devices out of sight – as much as possible, closest to you. And lastly, you must have an idea of the local number equivalent for 911.