By Amber Pamaro
Looking for a parking space when class is about to start is never an enjoyable experience.
Students can get stuck circling around the parking lot looking for a spot, or trying to get out of the lot, or just trying to find their car. The combination of a little common sense is what can make the experience less stressful.
Let’s work together to make our parking experience simple and easy.
Most students are in a rush and have more important things to do than to sit in traffic and be at risk of an accident in their school’s parking lot.
Being in a rush and driving recklessly are two different things. Just because you are in a rush doesn’t mean to drive unsafe.
Students should be smart in every move they make in the parking lot structure. Students never know what damages they can cause by not paying attention to their surroundings.
Students should pay attention to oncoming traffic and traffic that is constantly stopping. Students shouldn’t text and drive even though traffic may be stopped. It is important to pay attention to traffic and pedestrians in order for it to flow.
If students are trying to go into a designated area, use your blinker. The only way to inform other drivers of where you want to go or what you want to do is by using your blinkers.
Blinkers not only inform other drivers of what desired moves you want to make, but also informs pedestrians who are walking vehicles.
Whether students are on foot or in their vehicle, it is important to know when it is their turn to make the moves they want to make.
Although pedestrians do have the right away, it is best to make eye contact with the person who you desire to walk across.
Do not walk or drive through traffic as if you are invincible, because guess what you are not.
Please be considerate by letting that person park while you are exiting, or vise versa. When in a compact parking space it is hard to reverse in traffic when some people are not generous enough to let that person go ahead of them.
If you really want to speed up the process of getting out of there, try backing into a parking spot. It is not only speedy, it’s also safer to exit.
However, if you are not confident on reversing into a compact parking space, please do not try. This may cause damages or delays.