Following precautions can be taken by women in the parking lot:
-Always be alert. Avoid talking on a cell phone or listening to music with your earphones on. Criminals target distracted and unaware females in the parking lot.
-Carry any self-defense product like pepper spray, knife, or a noisemaker. You can simply press the emergency button on your car key also to call for attention.
-Walk in the middle of the aisles and ramps instead of corners.
-Keep your vehicle locked at all times.
-When you’re inside the car, lock the doors and keep windows closed – then quickly drive away.
-Parking lot owners have the responsibility to provide well-lit spaces, security guards, correct signage, emergency phones and add camera security for maximum vigilance and precaution.