Our much appreciated receptionist Gina, suggested a blog on the horrors of parking lots. She is a hard working Mom to not one, but two young drivers and we all need to wish her a little bit of good luck with that!
Well she is right, parking lots are FULL of dangers and it takes an experienced and/or lucky driver to make it through them. Fortunately technology has come to the rescue! Most new cars have back up cameras as well as side sensors to guide us in and out of our parking spot. The bigger the vehicle the more important these types of sensors are. All the sensors in the world help you in your car, but the biggest danger is always the “other guy”. While it’s not your job to teach the “other guy”, you can take steps to avoid him or her. Experts suggest the most defensive way to park in a parking lot, is to drive THROUGH the parking space so you don’t have to back up at all. This takes the whole “I started backing out first and they hit me!” scenario out of the picture. If you can’t find a spot that lets you pull through the space, look towards the back of the parking lot for your answer. Another real danger not often talked about is taking care opening your doors, including cautioning anyone in the back seat to look before opening the back doors. So, between new technology and a better way to park, we hope you navigate the roads and stay aware out there. Be at your best, off your phone and navigate parking lots with all due care. Most police departments don’t investigate parking lot accidents, so you are stuck either paying your deductible or dealing with the other party’s insurance, and neither one is going to be any fun.
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