Getting into a fender bender doesn’t just happen on the street. The truth is that an accident can happen anywhere and parking lots are one of the places where things can go wrong.
However, by just observing a few safety measures accidents can be avoided. If you are wondering how you can stay safe and avoid parking lot accidents then here are some tips that will help you avoid collisions.
1. Go Slowly to Avoid Parking Lot Accidents
One of the simplest ways to avoid parking lot accidents is to go slowly. When you are turning or reversing try to do so slowly, often this is all that is necessary to avoid a serious collision.
Make sure that you use your mirrors as well. There is a tendency to use mirrors less in parking lots because it feels safer than the road. This is not necessarily so and you should remember to use them.
2. Keep a Safe Distance
Never park too close to another car. If you do park and notice that you are too close to another vehicle then you should take the time to correct your car’s position.
This will ensure that your car leaves the parking lot with ease. It will also ensure that the doors of your car do not bounce into or scrape the car that is parked next to you when you try to get into your vehicle.
3. Back Into Parking Spaces
Parking by reversing into a parking space is safer. Sometimes it may seem easy to just slide into a parking spot but the truth is making that bit of an effort to park face out will ensure that you get out safely.
Parked face out you have less of a chance to collide with a car that is trying to find a parking space or even heading to the exit.
Some of these accidents can be serious and result in injury. This means you will end up having to call the police and if the accident is serious enough you may have to give a report to a CSI collision Specialist.
4. Drown Out the Noise
If you are like many drivers today then you may drive while listening to music, a talk show, or a podcast. All of these things are distractions and can easily cause an accident.
You may not hear the sound of a car approaching because the sounds that are coming from what you are listening to have completely distracted you. Before you know it you could end up in a collision.
Taking a few precautions will keep you safe from parking lot accidents. Make sure that you avoid distractions and noises and pay close attention to what is happening around you.
Try to park in a face-out position and avoid being too close to another vehicle. If you would like more tips, please visit the tips and guides section of the website.