Pedestrian casualties in rush to bag a car park

Brisbane’s Courier Mail explores the increasing incidence of pedestrians being struck by drivers in busy car parks, desperate to beat other motorists to available parking bays.

Compensation lawyers are getting in on the act too, and AAMI reports that as many as 70% of drivers have had bad experiences in shopping centre car parks, from damage to their vehicles to collisions.

All in all, this article really highlights the need for thoughtful planning with regards to car park design, signage, wayfinding and directional guidance. Technology involving automatic guidance systems, telling people where to go and how many available spaces there are in each car park area, will also help to address this issue as demand for parking increases in line with the number of vehicles on the roads.

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