Look up, and look around, especially when walking around the busy streets of Toronto!
I’ve met and talked with countless soldiers and law enforcement professionals over the years and I’ve noticed that they all have the same advice on these things. BE AWARE!!
Situational awareness is being aware of your surroundings, the place you’re at, and the actions of others, especially furtive actions. In a world of increasing violence and crime, being aware serves many purposes:
Protection– the oblivious is a favourite victim of criminals.
Warning– you’ll see danger before it starts, so you can react accordingly to save your own life and/or others.
Information– you’ll able to accurately recall vital details in the case of a crime or threat to give police.
Please be safe out there, and most of all, be aware.