There are steps every woman can take to protect themselves. The first step that can be taken safely is being aware of your surroundings. As my Mother always has told me, don’t walk out to your car alone at night, and if you have to walk by yourself, have your phone able to dial 911 if needed, don’t be on social media or texting because a distraction can cost you your life. Another tip my Mother always told me, was to be aware of the cars around you. For example, if you’re walking out to your car and the car next to you is running with someone sitting on the passenger side, and you have to get right next to that door to get in, don’t do it. Walk back in and have someone escort you out.