Top tips to avoid parking lot collisions

Top tips to  avoid parking lot collisions

Drive defensively

Many vehicles are damaged during parking or while they are parked and drivers who practise defensive driving can help to minimise damage. Motorists who make a conscious effort to drive slowly and carefully in parking lots are more likely to be safer and more observant  every time they enter a parking lot.

Take advantage of technology

Use technology to your advantage by installing Telematics in your vehicles. Telematics will help you to track driver behaviour and reduce fleet accidents. This technology will allow you to gauge if a driver is speeding, over-revving, braking too fast, or taking an inefficient route. Intelligent vehicle tracking will instil a sense of accountability in drivers and lead to a change in driver behaviour.

Make an example of your parking lot

Clearly marking the parking area in your company and enforcing strict safety rules will send a clear message to your drivers that your organisation values high safety standards. Employers should also ensure that the parking lot is clear of debris as a reminder that you care about the safety of all employees.

Encourage proactive thinking

Thinking ahead will help you avoid parking lot collisions. Make sure that new vehicles are fitted with blind-spot mirrors. Drivers should also keep weather conditions in mind, for example in windy weather, doors might blow open and damage surrounding cars. Similarly, drivers leaving  their vehicles need to be aware of the vehicles and pedestrians around them.

Prevention is always better than cure and being prepared is the most valuable item on any checklist. At Avis Fleet, we offer our customers total peace of mind that if something does go wrong, we’ll be there to help you every step of the way. Our comprehensive fleet management solutions take the sting out of dealing with the unforeseen. Have a look at our Accident Management solution to see how we can help you.