Here in Oklahoma City and throughout the U.S., Black Friday sees shoppers flocking to stores to find the best deals.
It is important to note that there are some safety concerns that arise in connection to this big shopping day. This includes traffic safety concerns regarding parking lots.
On Black Friday, store parking lots can see considerable foot and vehicle traffic. With so many people around, risks can arise of vehicles colliding or pedestrians getting hit. Insurance claims related to parking lot accidents tend to spike around Black Friday, according to insurers.
So, it can be very important for drivers to take steps towards preventing parking lot accidents when out driving on Black Friday. Here five parking lot safety tips for Black Friday drivers to keep in mind:
- Keep your speed down
- Obey all traffic signs and lane markings in parking lots
- Keep a close eye out for other cars and pedestrians (being mindful that there may be kids and families walking in the lot)
- Avoid distractions
- Be very careful when backing up
When people think of parking lot accidents, they may think of minor fender benders. However, crashes in parking lots can be very serious. They can lead to severe injuries, especially when they involve pedestrians getting hit. This underscores the importance of parking lot traffic safety both on Black Friday and throughout the rest of the year.
Individuals injured in parking lot crashes can often pursue legal claims to help with the financial aspects of recovering from their injuries. Lawyers can assist accident victims with such claims.