Personal Safety - At Your Car
Ensure your car is locked at all times, whether you are in it or not.
Look inside and around your car before you get in. Be aware of other people in parking areas, especially those close to your vehicle.
If you think you are being followed, drive to a public place or a police station to get help.
Avoid situations which will necessitate you travelling alone at night-time. If you must travel on your own, plan your journey to limit your exposure to risk of assault, robbery or theft. Use a taxi if no other transport is available. If you are walking home from college wait for another group of students to leave the college and walk in your direction.
If you are assaulted, help is available to you 24 hours a day. In any case involving a sexual attack, you may feel dirty, but you should NOT wash, change your clothes or clean up the immediate vicinity until after you have talked to the Garda.
You may destroy essential evidence. Many crimes of rape, sexual attack are not reported and most rapists will continue their assaults until caught .