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How To Maintain Your Safety In Parking Lots And Garages

Aug 17, 2007
We live in a very hostile world. Therefore it is important that when we are out in public we keep in mind some general rules of safety. Those rules of safety include being aware of your surroundings, parking or traveling in well lit areas and other safety tips

Be Aware Of Your Surroundings

Probably one of the most critical pieces of safety information to remember when utilizing parking lots and garages is to be aware of your surroundings. When you leave any buildings, malls or other safe environments, it is important to concentrate specifically on what is happening around you.

If you see an individual, in parking lots and garages that you utilize, and that individual makes you feel uncomfortable, it is best to listen to your intuition. It would be wise, if uncomfortable, to turn around from where you came from and seek assistance on being escorted to your car.

It is also important to remember that, before getting into your vehicle, you survey the inside of your car. Also, when storing your purchases in your vehicle's trunk or passenger part of the car always be vigilant and remain on your guard.

In addition, if there is a large cargo van that is parked next to you, it would be prudent to enter your vehicle from the passenger side. This is to prevent an individual from emerging from the van and causing you harm.

Also, when being aware of your surroundings in parking lots and garages, look at the passengers in the vehicle next to you. Again, if you feel the least bit uncomfortable with the situation it is best to walk back into the safe environment that you emerged from and have security personnel escort you to your vehicle.

Well Lit Areas

When parking your vehicle in parking lots and garages, it is advisable to park your automobile in areas that are well lit and visible. This will not only allow you to visibly take in the area of your vehicle, but may also deter individuals from attempting any negative actions in areas that are out in the open and visible.

Other Safety Tips

Other safety tips that can be utilized when you find yourself in parking lots and garages is to always travel within groups of people. Obviously, there is safety in numbers.

Also, it is best not to put yourself needlessly in harm's way. Therefore, avoid being out during hours of darkness. If your work requires that you stay beyond working hours, utilize any security personnel that may be in the building. Remember, it is perfectly acceptable to decline working past certain hours if your safety is a concern.

Another tip to protect yourself in parking lots and garages is that of self-defense. This preparation can be accomplished by taking a self-defense course. Also, remember there are critical vulnerable areas of the body if you are attacked by a male. Those areas included the groin, the nose and the instep of the foot.

Finally, if you find yourself in a difficult situation, it is important to remember one specific piece of advice given by security professionals. That piece of advice states that you should never allow yourself to be taken and placed into the abductor's vehicle.
About the Author
Scott Fromherz owns and operates multiple websites. For more information on parking lots and garages go to http://www.GarageBasics.com/ or http://garagebasics.blogspot.com/
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