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Women and parking garages, in a city, at night. My thoughts on personal safety.

Women and parking garages, in a city, at night. My thoughts on personal safety.

It's risky. 

I'm pretty down on valet parking and all the things that can go wrong... but there is one major benefit, and this is PERSONAL SAFETY.

If you are in a city, alone, in an unfamiliar neighborhood, and you won't be leaving until after dark, or when the daily beehive of city activity has drastically subsided, then I recommend you pay the extra money and use a valet service.

This allows you to wait in a much safer place while the valet runs into the garage to retrieve your vehicle. 

Cities have criminals, drug addicts, and mentally ill people. You don't want to meet one of them while you are alone and cornered in a garage stairwell or elevator where people won't be able to hear you scream.

But if you will be parking in a garage, here are some suggestions...

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