Car park etiquette
Where there is road etiquette in place to help you to avoid accidents and road rage when driving, there is also car park etiquette to help you to park your car safely and easily, without angering others or getting into any difficulties. Car parks are still places where there are a lot of cars moving around, and people need to remain calm and follow the rules of politeness here as well.
- Don’t force your car into a space. Spaces are often clearly marked to show which sized car they are able to accept. Even if this is the only space left, you should never attempt it if it is clearly too small for your car. Instead simply wait for another spot to open up or you risk other cars not being able to get out later.
- Be aware of the cars on either side of you. Once you are in a spot, it is likely that your car will be quite close to the other cars either side. This means that when you do open your doors you should be careful not to open them too wide, as you risk scratching one or other of the cars to the side of you.
- Signal. Just as you would on the road, any time you are making any type of turn you should signal this to other drivers, and this includes when you find a spot you want to turn into in a car park.
- Only park in spots designated for parking. Never park in a disabled spot unless you are genuinely disabled, and don’t try to park outside of parking areas simply because there is room for your car.
When to find solicitors in Halifax
If you have had an accident which you feel was caused by someone else, even if it was just in a car park, you should still look into claiming compensation for any damage or injury you may have sustained. Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone to talk to the team about your accident and get help working out whether or not you have a good enough case for compensation.
You are under no obligation to proceed after your initial phone conversation but, if you do go ahead, you will speak to solicitors in Halifax next who will help to make a start on your claim. Your solicitors in Halifax will keep you up to date as your claim progresses, and will be more than happy to provide you with an update if you need one.
The helpline itself is open to provide advice and support as needed. One of the best things your solicitors in Halifax can offer you is that they work on your behalf, meaning you shouldn’t have to get too involved, or go to court.
Call free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim for compensation.