etiquetteSafety Tips for Runners and Walkers

  • Inform your friends or family of your exercise destination and expected time of arrival or return.
  • Charge your cell phone and carry it with you.
  • Carry a small light source in a pouch on you or in your car.
  • Do not hide your key; carry it with you and secure your home or car while exercising.
  • Stay alert to your surroundings.
  • Walk or run facing traffic.
  • Walk or run in the daylight.
  • Walk or run with a known companion.
  • Stay in a familiar area.
  • Avoid heavily wooded, poor lighted or secluded areas, especially if alone.
  • Don't walk or run with headphones. If you do, only use one ear bud.
  • Wear bright & reflective colored clothing and shoes to improve your visibility.
  • Try not to wear jewelry.
  • Vary your route pattern. Don't walk or run the exact same route every day.
  • Carry a whistle or hight decibel battery powered alarm device when your walk or run.
  • If followed, go to the nearest residence, open business or group of people.

If you observe suspicious people or activities, call the Orange County Sheriff's Office immediately. 407-254-7433

Emergency: 911

Non-Emergency: 407-836-HELP (4357)