When people think of parking lots and self-defense, they often immediately think of predators lurking in dark spaces. But for most people, danger from distracted drivers or from being distracted themselves is much greater.
Based on National Safety Council statistics, 1 in 5 accidents happen in parking lots. A false sense of security is one contributing factor. Lots of people, both drivers and pedestrians, are talking on their phones, texting, or otherwise preoccupied. But even crashes at slow speed can kill or cause significant injuries.
During this the Holiday season be extra-careful in parking lots, both when driving and when walking.