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Parking Lot Accidents and How To Prevent Them [Infographic]

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A fender bender inside a parking lot is a lot more common than you think. As a matter of fact, the parking lot—whether at the mall, grocery, or workplace—is where you’ll more likely get into a vehicle crash. Check out the infographic below and learn more about fender benders in the car park and what you can do to keep you and your passengers safe.

 

 

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Based on the 2012 claims data from car insurance company Nationwide, about 13% of vehicle crashes occurred in car parks. Another auto insurance company, Progressive, found out that almost 25% of its accident claims involves incidents at parking areas during “Black Friday,” one of the busiest shopping holidays.

The workplace parking lot is also a major location for car accidents. According to a 2010 Bureau of Labor Statistics report, 126 out of 277 pedestrian injuries as a result of being hit by a vehicle at the workplace happened at a car park.

Causes of Parking Lot Crashes

There are several reasons why both motorists and pedestrians continue to be at risk of getting into an accident when inside the parking area:

Dos and Don’ts to Prevent Parking Lot Accidents

Dos:

Don’ts:

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