Often we are in our hurry to get into the store to pick up a few things before heading home, we disregard courtesy and respect for other drivers looking for that perfect parking space. It is regrettable that in our hurried up lifestyles, common etiquette is seldom observed, but if you would like to ponder parking lot etiquette, here are some steps you can take care.
• Do not block other parking space seekers while you wait for a space to open up near the store entrance.
• Never let small children push the shopping cart for you.
• Center your vehicle in its parking space.
• Pull your vehicle all the way into the space. This makes it easier for other drivers to see past your car when they are backing out of adjacent spaces, and also gives the widest possible driving lane between spaces
• Never force your car into a space. In crowded, busy parking lots, special compact car spaces are becoming more common.
• Remove trailer hitch receivers if they hang out of the parking place. These receivers, usually made of heavy steel and often with sharp corners, can be dangerous to inattentive pedestrians trying to walk as close to parked vehicles as possible to give drivers more room.
• Watch for drivers backing out of blind spots. Small cars parked between larger vehicles like vans and SUVs often have to back blindly out of their spaces, so be alert and give them a break. If you are walking past a car in this situation, pause for a moment and guide the driver out of the tight spot if you are able.
• Observe the legal aspects of driving in a parking lot. You are not likely to be pulled over by the police, but there are laws regarding operating a motor vehicle in a public parking lot, just as there are on the highway.
These are some simple tips we can take care while parking the car so that nobody will face problem.