With the holiday season in full effect, you can bet department stores,
restaurants, grocery stores, and malls will have the busiest parking lots
yet! Of course, this is due to the countless number of holiday shoppers
traveling to purchase gifts for their loved ones, enjoying dinner with
their families, buying food for the holiday dinners, and much more. With
this being said, parking lots can become very dangerous if motorists are
not careful when driving through populated parking structures.
To keep you, your family, and pedestrians safe while driving through parking
lots this holiday season, consider the helpful tips we have provided below:
1. Don’t Count on Your Rear Cross Traffic Alert (RCTA) System to
Studies show that 90% of these traffic alert systems do not detect pedestrians
crossing behind vehicles, leaving them at risk for serious injuries if
drivers do not check their mirrors or turn to look.
2. Always Turn to Check for Pedestrians Walking Behind Your Vehicle before
Regardless of whether your vehicle comes equipped with safety technologies
such as RCTA systems, you should always turn around to ensure no pedestrians
are walking behind the vehicles before reversing.
3. Never Text and Drive, Even in Parking Lots.
Because parking lots are small and have speed limits much lower than normal
roads, many drivers will text while operating vehicles in the parking
structures. However, a pedestrian can become injured if hit by a slow
4. Keep an Eye of out for Cyclists, Too
While most people know to keep an eye out for pedestrians when driving
through parking structures, many motorists fail to look for bicyclists.
To ensure safety for all persons using parking lots, check for pedestrians
and any cyclists that may be headed in your direction before moving your vehicle.
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