Millions of people will flock to stores and malls this Black Friday. While shoppers need to be careful when scoring deals, they also need to exercise caution to avoid Black Friday parking lot accidents.
As we reported in an earlier story, 20 percent of all auto accidents happen in parking lots. What's more, 52 percent of injuries resulting from backover accidents happen when a vehicle backs into a person in a parking lot.
Black Friday is the busiest shopping day of the year. So you can only imagine how crazy things can get and why Black Friday parking lot accidents are a real downside to the day.
Fortunately, there are precautions you can take to lower your chances of experiencing a parking lot accident. Check out our seven solid tips to avoid parking lot accidents. Also take a look at the top 10 tips for avoiding Black Friday parking lot accidents from the International Parking Institute (IPI). (Yes, such an organization actually exists.) Founded in 1962, the IPI is the largest and leading association of parking professionals and the parking industry. Members include individuals who work at hospitals, sports centers, racing tracks and more.
One thing they all have in common? A vast store of knowledge about all things parking related. Stay safe this shopping season by following these trusted tips.
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