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Many young people are worried about travelling to and from work on their own for the first time, whether by bus, train, car (if you drive) or bicycle. This is perfectly natural, especially if you have always been driven to and from school by someone else.

It is always a good idea to do a dummy run before you start your job so that you can work out the best route and safest journey. For example, if you are afraid of going through a subway, is there a better route that avoids it? Take someone with you - a friend or relative to help you on this trial journey. You will be surprised how much better it makes you feel once you have worked out and tried the route.

For more information about travelling safely, visit the RoSPA website and browse through the road safety pages.

If you are worried about your personal safety then contact the Suzy Lamplugh Trust. They specialise in keeping you safe from other people. Do remember, though, that getting mugged or attacked is highly unlikely. Most people are hurt by people they know rather than strangers.

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