Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Parking Lot Safety Tips
AS A DRIVER:
-Keep in mind that while driving in a parking lot, driving laws still apply.
-Obey speed limits and lane designations...don't cut diagonally across the lot.
-Be careful backing up, and avoid it when possible. Back into spaces, so that you won't have to put the vehicle in reverse when leaving.
-Do everything you need to do before leaving a parking space, i.e. adjusting seat belts, mirrors, etc.
-Don't talk on the phone.
-Always watch for pedestrians and give them the right of way.
AS A PEDESTRIAN:
-Look for snow plows and anticipate ice. Wear nonslip shoes to prevent falls.
-Stay to the sides, don't weave between vehicles.
-Walk as a group, especially when you have children with you. Groups of people are easier to see than individuals, especially children.
-Make eye contact with drivers, and only proceed if you are sure the driver saw you.
-Don't talk on the phone or listen to headphones--always be aware of your surroundings. Use your eyes and ears. You will probably see and hear the cars before they see you.
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