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How to Improve Parking Lot Safety

Parking lot problems

When people think of dangerous places, parking lots may not be the first thing to come to mind. However, there are many risks that come with parking lots if the proper safety precautions aren’t put into place. For example, an average of 200 people die each year due to parking lot accidents. Additionally, parking lots are one of the top places for crime in commercial spaces.

Luckily, there are several steps that commercial space owners can take to protect the safety of their guests in parking lots.

Install traffic signs

Properly placed road signs indicating the direction of traffic can help prevent collisions within parking lots. Investing in this simple parking lot addition can save you a lot of liability and headache in the long-term.

Add speed bumps

Speed bumps are the best way to ensure that drivers aren’t speeding in parking lots. Placing them near walkways in your parking lot will help to protect pedestrians and other drivers. 

Install parking stops

Parking stops prevent cars from exiting parking spots from the wrong direction, therefore preventing collisions when another car is trying to park.

Below is an infographic with additional tips to make your parking lot safer. If you take these steps, you will greatly reduce the likelihood of accidents and crimes happening in your commercial parking lot.

Infographic created by Altum LED.