Many people believe they don’t need to be as alert to their driving in parking lots because of slow speeds. The truth is exactly the opposite. Drivers are more preoccupied and parking lot roads are more congested. The result is that crashes are more likely to happen in parking lots than on highways or local roads.
Unless you have safety measures in place to protect people in your parking lots, its very likely crashes will occur in your lots. 1 in 5 crashes happens in parking lots, accounting for a largely disproportionate number of car accidents.
While there’s no one way to make your parking lots safer, there are a variety of techniques that encourage increased focus and slower driving to prevent crashes before they happen.
Radar signs are a great way to reduce distraction since they use the same visual stimuli that drivers are seeking from their other devices. They alert drivers to their speeds and offer features such as flashing strobes, color changing digits, and slow down messaging to engage drivers and encourage them to slow down.
Speed cameras can provide you with images and data on when drivers are speeding to help you enforce speed limits and encourage safer driving.
Speed humps like the LowRider provide a physical deterrent to speeding, giving drivers no choice but to slow down and observe speed limits.