Four simple tips for protecting yourself against attackers in the parking lot

We all find ourselves distracted by our smartphones from time to time. Yet not looking where you're going could quickly lead to drastic consequences when you're out and about. People are particularly vulnerable when they're walking alone from a building to their car in the parking lot. In the blink of an eye, an attacker could snatch someone's bag or even have something worse in mind. That's why it's important to observe the following simple rules to keep yourself safe... 

Here's an overview of the precautionary measures:

  1. Walk quickly with a clear destination in mind.
  2. Always keep your dominant hand (the right, if you're right-handed) free of purses and bags. 
  3. Keep your head up and observe your surroundings. Look pointedly at suspicious people.
  4. Always have your car keys handy so you can get into your vehicle as quickly as possible without having to look for them. Don't forget to lock the doors from the inside.

So don't let yourself get distracted by your phone or anything else. Keep your eyes open, trust your intuition and stay safe.

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