Parking lots are often filled with obstacles and hazards. Pedestrians walking to and from their cars, backing vehicles, drivers ignoring pavement markings, drivers cutting across empty rows – these are all common occurrences. Fleet drivers must be extremely cautious, especially when turning corners or backing.
The most important advice for driving in parking lots is to slow down. Also, it’s best to avoid backing altogether, if possible, and to park away from other vehicles. That’s because conditions in parking lots change so quickly and are so unpredictable, and the space is so cramped. Many drivers simply drive too fast in parking lots, in light of the hazards.
Here’s a video offering parking and backing safety tips from Salt River Project, a major public power and water utility in Arizona. You may want to pass this along to fleet drivers as a friendly reminder.
To view the video, click on the photo or link above.