When you think about dangerous places to be in your car you likely aren’t thinking about parking lots. Just because you aren’t traveling at high speeds in a parking lot doesn’t mean there aren’t safety risks. From distracted drivers and pedestrians, to confusing traffic patterns, there are several reasons why so many car accidents occur in a place where the cars are moving so slowly. Below are the most important reasons to make sure your lot is properly striped.
They Keep Paths Clear
Often in a parking lot or garage there are multiple lanes of traffic for cars as well as for pedestrians. When there are not lines to help guide drivers and those on foot it becomes all too easy for individuals to stray out of their intended lane. This increases the chance of car-on-car collisions or pedestrians being struck when two or more people both think they are entitled to the same space and don’t notice the other until it is too late.
Confusion is dangerous
A key purpose of painting on your lot or parking garage is to convey vital information. Using painted lines to note lanes keeps each car in its own space, while painted on directions for important information, like exits, helps drivers keep their focus in front of them, instead of scanning all over in search of clues for where to go.
Distracted driving is one of the biggest hazards on the roads today and that remains the case when we pull off onto a lot. With such low speeds many drivers feel even more comfortable checking their phone or turning to talk to a passenger. When your lot has sufficient painting, it requires the driver to pay attention to ensure they are following what your paintings dictate and reduce the chance of distraction.
If the painting on your lot is not up to these standards it’s time to contact NVM Paving & Concrete at 703-423-0471, or email Mark at [email protected]. We’ll help you layout an ideal pattern of lines and get your lot safe to use and great to look at.