How to Avoid Being Hit by a Vehicle When Walking Through a Parking Lot

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration offers these tips to pedestrians to avoid collisions with vehicles:

  • Do not assume that a driver sees you. The driver could be distracted, under the influence, or just not notice you.
  • Cross at locations where a driver would expect you to be, instead of darting out from between parked vehicles.
  • Be more cautious at night or when wearing dark clothing.
  • Only enter a driving lane in a parking lot in well-lit locations, after looking both ways.
  • Make sure you have more than enough time to clear the driving lane without any approaching vehicles having to slow down to avoid hitting you.
Jason R. Schultz
Helping Georgia area residents with car accident, medical malpractice, and personal injury claims since 1991.