3) Government “Safe Zones”
Conventional wisdom would dictate that a government safe zone is the safest place to be in a city in a disaster, however, a zombie apocalypse is as far from a “conventional” disaster as you’re likely to get.
The real problem stems from the fact that there is a good chance (Or at least, a better chance than you or I might like…) that the government won’t be that particular about who they let in and who they don’t.
Let’s assume that governments won’t know what they’re really dealing with — A pretty good assumption as most governments won’t think that zombies are real — and do what most people would expect governments to do in a disaster: Help their citizens. Governments will try to separate people who are being attacked from their attackers, and try to provide medical attention to the injured.
This all sounds well and good, but, here’s the problem: If governments don’t know what they’re dealing with, they may bring people who’ve been bitten by zombies INTO THE SAFE ZONES. I don’t think I need to explain further, do I?
How to avoid them?
This might prove difficult, because, it’s likely that if you’re heading to a government safe zone, it’s because someone from the government is taking you there.
If you aren’t in one already, your best bet might be, assuming things have gotten so bad that evacuation to a safe zone is required in the first place, to sit tight and stay quiet and hope something else draws the dead away.
If things haven’t gotten that bad yet, try getting out of the city ASAP, and avoid even getting roped into such a place at all! If you manage to avoid getting taken to one by someone from the government, and end up finding one yourself, don’t go in. Even if the place hasn’t collapsed yet, if the government doesn’t know what they’re up against, the safe zone will collapse sooner rather than later, and you do not want to be there when it happens.
Like I always say: “Safety” is just a word.