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Safety Source: Parking Lot Safety

It’s important to remain vigilant and aware of your surroundings.  In even the most familiar or seemingly harmless area, the potential for danger and accidents can be anywhere.  Parking lots, whether at your office, your favorite store, or outside of a stadium all offer the possibility of accidents.  However with a few helpful tips and best practices, making your way to and from your car can be a safe and pleasant.

Parking Your Car

Here are some safety ideas for when you arrive at your destination:

  • Choose a highly visible and well lit spot.
  •  Avoid parking near bushes and other landscaping.
  • In a parking garage, attempt to park as close to the elevators as possible.
  • Keep valuables out of sight.
  • Make a reference of landmarks and other indicators near your car to help you remember where it is parked.

Returning to Your Car

After your errand, keep these tips in mind as you return to your vehicle:

  • Observe your surroundings by looking at, under, and around your car as you approach it.
  • Avoid distractions like phone calls as you return.
  • Have your keys ready before you arrive.
  • Enter your car quickly and lock the doors after you are in.

These are only a few tips and ideas that can help to ensure your safety the next time you are in a parking lot.


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