4 rules to avoid car accidents when parking

May 15, 2017 | Same topic: Let's drive smart!
Here are 4 important rules of car parking that every driver should follow.
Whether the drivers have numerous experiences or not, it’s better for them to have knowledge of the following car parking rules to drive safely and legally.

1. Find a suitable space

Cars parking in lines

You should look for a space to park your car without damaging other vehicles
 
Look for a space to park your car without damaging other vehicles. The ideal space must be a few meters longer than your car.

Some other rules drivers should pay attention to:
 
  • Never park your car on pedestrian crossing
  • Don’t park your car too close to the front car
  • Park in a parallel spot
 

2. Check parking spaces

There are three cars in a car park.

Before parking, make sure that there is no obstruction behind you
 
Before parking, make sure that there is no obstruction behind you. If there are obstacles at the rear of the parking lot, a part of your car will be out of the parking space, which could hinder other vehicles.
 

3. Park in reserve

More and more people prefer parking in reverse or backing into a space. The reason is that it decreases the number of car accidents caused by backing out of spaces into blind traffic. Moreover, it also reduces the chance of your car getting broken into.
 
Park in reserve.

More and more people appreciate parking in reverse or backing into a space.

4. Give the signal light when pulling out from the curb

Before leaving a parking spot, it is important to turn on the signal light to inform other drivers. By doing so, you not only can avoid car crash but also let other drivers aware of an available space.
 


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