When you’ve just arrived at the station, you can usually park yourself at a nearby station and use the free wifi for your smartphone or tablet, which will be on standby and ready for you to check in at any time.
This can make it a lot easier to get your bags checked.
But, if you don’t want to leave your phone unattended and use it at your own risk, you should have a car with you and some basic protective gear, like a headlamp, extra body armour, and an emergency blanket, like fleece.
And, if the station is crowded, it may be a good idea to get out of the car to get to a designated area.
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If you’re at a crowded place and the police officer is looking to use their phone, they can ask you for your mobile number, so that you don.
However, this can be a risky move, as some people may be reluctant to give away their mobile number in such a dangerous situation.
There are ways to help avoid this, such as checking your mobile phone at a police station if you have one and also putting extra body-armour on yourself or carrying extra body gear, such a fleece or rain jacket.
However the main advice is to always be extra careful.
If the police are using your mobile to look at your phone, it means that they are also trying to read your phone or other electronic devices, which can be very distracting.