For people who drive cars, there are a number of safety precautions which should be considered, one that I think of somewhat frequently is parking.

How you park: I remember an episode of the Joe Rogan Podcast where the guest, Owen Benjamin says that his brother judges people by whether they back into their parking spots “that guy didn’t back in, he doesn’t give a shit about his family.”

When I worked for the U.S. Forest Service as we were always supposed to back into our parking spots when out in the forest. It was considered safer, since it put a more strenuous task earlier on in your day. If there was an accident or you were just getting tired after a long day walking the forest, you didn’t have the added stress of having to back up and turn around.

Where you park: When I know that it will be dark by the time I get back to my vehicle, I try to park next to light poles. Not only is it a good landmark, it also helps with visibility. It may be little help in preventing crime, but I also try to park within view of cameras when I’m in a urban area.





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