HOPE Hacks: Ideas, tips, actions that help us keep safer, happier, less stressed, and healthier.
It is common knowledge that solutions to problems require lots of money, thinking, and time. And sure sometimes that is required. However, sometimes the solutions can be simple and right in front of us - like a parking space in front of a police station! And that is exactly what happened a few months ago in Virginia Beach when police were dealing with a rash of scary experiences people were having buying and selling off of Craigslist. It is common knowledge that there is a "fear factor" with transactions facilitated through Craigslist where scams are rampant. And so the police department decided to reserve a couple of parking spots in front of their building where Craigslist business transactions could be conducted. Since then this simple idea has taken off like wildfire across the country. Even Craiglist is promoting the practice. Does your police station provide such a service? A little thing like pushing for this might save a life!