Have a distress code and a prearranged distress signal to ensure your safety. The distress code should be used if you are uneasy, but do not feel you are in danger. If you are in immediate danger – stop the car and/or leave the area. Do not hesitate to call 911. Share and practice your distress code with: Your office, colleagues, family and friends.

(Taken from the Commission’s North Carolina Real Estate Agent Safety Guide available in printed copy from the Commission or on its Website.) Safety Guide