When we were in gun training classes, they taught us about living in different color zones of awareness. Never live in the white zone where you aren’t aware of what is transpiring around you. Keep in your yellow zone and keep your eyes open and be alert, no matter where you are. It takes training, but now when a car pulls up next to me, I always glance over and check them out. I leave enough room in front of my car to make a sudden turn out to get away from a situation that might arise. I listen to sounds more. I don’t hug the street side or the building side of the sidewalks but keep in the middle. Never will I talk on the phone while I am exposed like that. These are lessons they taught us and I have drilled myself on them.