Follow these five simple safety rules when you’re parking (or backing up).
Parking lots can be hazardous for motorists, says Ron Salamanca, a Southern California driving school instructor for 12 years. He teaches people how to handle parking lot dangers, including view-obstructing walls and hedges, distracted pedestrians, and speeding drivers.
“Many parking lot accidents occur because drivers get too relaxed when doing errands they’ve done a million times before,” Salamanca says.
But you can avoid the most common types of crashes if you follow a few simple rules. Here are Salamanca’s top five tips for avoiding accidents and safely navigating parking lots.