Normally we are familiar with the idea of bad driving being a potential hazard when it comes to accidents. However, bad parking can also create potential hazards that could easily be avoided.
A good example comes from the behaviour of parents as they drop off and pick up their children from school each day. Most people are aware of the zig-zags painted outside schools that prohibit anyone from parking in those areas. This is so there is a good section of road where no cars can park so the children and parents can see to safely cross the road. If someone were to park in this area it could lead to an accident.
An accident caused by bad parking is not very common and thankfully most children make their way to and from school quite safely each day. However, we do need to make sure everyone is as safe as possible, and to this end it is imperative that we all think about where we are and how we are parking whenever we have to do so. This could make the world of difference when it comes to reducing the potential accidents that could occur.
Is bad parking really that dangerous?
It can be very dangerous indeed, and yet many people don’t see it this way. An accident caused by bad parking could potentially lead to injuries being suffered by adults, children or both. It could create potential hazards both in the road and on the pavements, depending on the actions of the person who has parked. As such we must all take extra care when parking so we are aware of where we are and how dangerous our actions could potentially be. Once we think of others there is the potential to vastly reduce the chance of an accident.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline if you believe you could claim compensation
Have you had an incident with a parked car whereby an accident has occurred that could reasonably have been prevented? If you’ve been involved in an accident and you believe poor parking could have been to blame, you will need proof that negligence was to blame. We can help with this, so call AAH now on our free 24/7 enquiry line to determine whether you do indeed have the potential to make a no win, no fee* claim for compensation.