What do you carry in your car for protection?

Now, we’re not looking for normal everyday people to answer this question.. We’re looking for service drivers, or people who actually drive for a living! You are either a cab driver, truck driver, limo driver, Uber driver. You get the picture. If you make money because you sit behind the wheel of a car or truck, we want to know what you are carrying in your car for protection.

If you’re a cab, limo, or Uber car driver, you will have more passengers than truck drivers (who will in all likelihood have zero), so you’re our target audience.

To start off, this is obviously not an advertisement for anything, but we do have some recommendations below on what are the best deterrents of negligent behavior when someone is in your vehicle. As a driver carrying passengers, you never know what you are going to encounter when someone climbs into your vehicle.

Fortunately, we’ve taken any one of the aforementioned services before, so we’ve seen a few things that drivers carry with them just in case they are physically threatened.

We recently were in Fort Lauderdale, and got a limo from Fort Lauderdale International Airport up to Boca Raton. Jimmy our limo driver, from www.limosofboca.com,¬†said he always tries to shake hands with anyone who gets into his vehicles, to make sure that he can offer a firm handshake so they know he means business. He said that he’s faced a few uncomfortable situations, but not as many as he faced as when he was a cab driver in Miami a few years back. Generally speaking, people who pay for limousine services are a bit less likely to get violent, but that’s just an assumption!

Our recommendations are below, but from speaking with passenger vehicle drivers, you want to make sure that you never fight back if you don’t have to. If you are being robbed, from what drivers told us, just give the criminal what they want, and try to get out of the situation unharmed.

Also, make sure you check with your local Police Precinct on what is allowed inside civilian cars.

1. Mace or Pepper Spray. Most people will not stand a chance once you spray them with this magical stinging juice. If you have this in your car, you have an easy way to get someone in an uncomfortable situation, and very quickly.

2. A trusty knife. This is pretty self explanatory, so we won’t have to go into detail about this one.

3. A crowbar. This can normally be found in the trunk of just about any vehicle, or at least a variation of it. We vividly remember seeing a taxi driver in New York City wielding one of these at an unruly passenger, so we know that it can help your self-defense cause.

4. Brains. Knowing where you are, who is in your car, and being very aware of your surroundings is probably the best weapon a driver can have when put in an uncomfortable situation. When passengers get into your car, make sure that you take a long look at them. You have the ability to deny anyone entry into your vehicle, and it’s better to put your safety first before making money on a fare.

If you’re a taxi driver in a big city, you probably know a bit more about this subject than we do, so please share your thoughts with us through our contact page!

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Do you drive a cab in a big city?
Do you drive a cab in a big city?

Top 5 must have products to have

Now, before we begin to tell you what we recommend you buy to protect yourself, we of course have to make sure that we tell you one important thing. Check with your local laws as to what is legal to carry on your person. There are some states, cities, and municipalities that will not allow you to carry, for example, pepper spray on your person. If you are looking to carry a firearm in your purse, then you will have to learn more about CCW laws, and the type of license you need to carry any kind of weapon on your person.

With that being said, these are the 5 must have’s to carry in your pocket or purse. You may choose to only have one of these on you, or a couple, but we wanted to give you some options.

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Welcome to our Blog!

Welcome to Ultimate Self Defense Products, and our blog discussing¬†different ways to protect yourself. As stated in our About Page, we like to make sure that we run the gamut in letting you know what products you can use to protect yourself, but there’s some things that you can do for yourself to not put yourself in rough situations, where there may be danger lurking. That’s where we’ll start.

1. If you are walking into a low-traffic area late at night, try to make sure you have someone with you. This lets a potential attacker stray, as they would not want to take on two people.

2. If possible, park your car in well-lit areas. Attackers are going to target people in poorly lit locations.

3. If you have to walk by yourself, try to maintain a loud voice. Attackers are more often than not going to prey on potential victims who are silent or not talking on the phone.

4. Avoid shortcuts. Walk the longest way to your destination if it’s well lit.

5. If you feel like you’re being followed by someone, either on foot, or while driving, don’t go home. Keep driving around or go to the police station. You never want to stop some place where you will be vulnerable.

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