In the United States, about 9,000 people a year suffer injuries in parking lots. Whether it’s a retail, school or work parking lot, there is danger in most parking lots. Whenever you have drivers around pedestrians, there is a chance for an accident. Most accidents occur because drivers aren’t paying attention or driving too quickly. If you don’t have
Protect the Vulnerable
The people most likely to be hit by a dangerous driver are the elderly and children. They may not be able to get out of the way quickly enough or won’t notice a car. This is why it’s important for the driver to be aware of his or her surroundings and to slow down. The only way to get a driver to slow down, however, is to have ways of forcing them to go slower or pay more attention to the surrounding areas.
Speed Bumps Encourage Slow Driving
Pavers design speed bumps to slow drivers down in shopping centers. The idea is that a speed bump will force a driver to pay attention to their surroundings. Speed bumps shouldn’t be that inconvenient. In fact, the only drivers that should find them problematic are those that are going too fast already. It’s important to slow down to five miles per hour or below to handle a speed bump. These bumps allow drivers to slow down and pay attention to pedestrians.
When it comes to shopping center construction security, parking lot safety and more, it’s important to have ways to slow drivers down. You have a lot of people walking to and from cars and into the different shops. You want the environment to be as safe as possible. For more information on paving a parking lot and adding speed bumps, contact NVM Paving & Concrete by calling 703-423-0471 or sending an email to [email protected] today!