8 Tips For Getting Home Safely From A Night Out.
Stay alert. Awareness is your best self-defense; know what is happening around you. Be especially careful if you are alone or have been drinking.
Plan a safe walking route. Use well-lit, busy streets. Keep a safe distance between you and others, and always have an out (somewhere you can turn to run if you feel threatened).
Walk with friends or a group. When you are out late at night, have a friend accompany you - don't go alone. If you feel uneasy, trust your instincts and go directly to a place where there are other people.
Project confidence. Walk as if you know where you're going. Stand tall. Walk in a confident manner, and hold your head up.
Take action if you feel threatened. Cross the street, change direction, run to a place where there are other people, or walk closer to traffic. Step out in the street on the other side of parked cars.
If you are being followed in a car, turn around and walk quickly in the opposite direction. Get the license plate number and a description, if possible.
If you are being followed on foot, turn around to let the person know that you have seen them. Immediately cross the street or run toward a place where a number of people will be.
If you decide to bring someone home, introduce him or her to a friend, acquaintance, or bartender so that someone knows who you left with.