Easton, Bethlehem, and Allentown all have parking decks that take the hassle out of driving around trying to find street parking (most of the time.) And while they do provide a much easier place to park, they are still areas where you should stay vigilant.
Here are a few tips on parking safe in Lehigh Valley parking garages.
1. Remember Where you Park
This is easier now than ever with smartphones being so prevalent. Simply jot down where you parked in a note app or text to yourself, or better yet, take a picture of where you are to make sure you don’t waste time walking around the garage.
2. Pay Attention to Your Surroundings
Don’t text or check your phone as your own the way in or out of a parking garage. You want to make sure you not only remember where you park, but you also want to keep your eyes or ears open for things that may be going on around you, especially at night.
3. Keep Your Keys or Self Defense Device in Hand
While the odds of being attacked in a Lehigh Valley parking garage are statistically slim, you always want to be prepared. Carrying your keys in your hand not only allows you to access your car much easier, but it also gives you a weapon if you need one. This goes the same for any sort of self defense device you may carry with you, such as pepper spray. Those type of devices don’t do much if they are stuck at the bottom of your pocket or purse.
Be safe when you’re out no matter where you park and, as always, contact 24/7 Emergency Locksmith if you encounter a lockout situation. We’ll get you back on the road quickly.