Make sure that you inform someone that you are off running.
2. Bring your ID
Accidents can happen even to the most careful runners, so you need proper identification. If you have a healthcard, bring that as well.
3. Carry some cash
This would come handy in different ways. You may need to buy something for hydration or you may encounter emergencies that would require you to commmute or take a cab.
4. Pick routes and vary them
Use safer and well-lighted routes if you have a choice. Change them occasionally so it will be difficult to anticipate where you are going.
5. Face Traffic
This is so you can see the vehicles and adjust accordingly.
6. Give Space
Even when you’re running on the side, make sure there’s enough space between you and the vehicles. A slight bump can mean serious injuries.
7. Be visible
Make sure you are seen by the drivers. If you run at night, wear blinkers or run in lighted areas.
Avoid using headphones. Listening to something would limit your ability to hear horns and warnings.
9. Be aware
Study your routes and be sensitive. If you feel even a slight possibility of danger like unlit areas, fast cars, drunk individuals, secluded place, make a detour.
10. Run with someone
Running in groups or with a friend will lessen the probability of being bothered.