To my fellow UPSers, please take this thread seriously. If you can not, I ask you please refrain from posting. The goal of this thread is to discuss parking lot safety. To my fellow UPSers, it has been my observation that many employees are failing to follow 'common sense' methods in parking lots concerning safety. The parking lot is the most common transition point for a switch in personalities. The driver becomes a pedestrian, and vice versa. After getting out of a car, some people seem to forget that they are no longer behind the wheel. After parking, they dart out into traffic as if to make up time for being late. As a driver, you are aiming tons of steel directly at that darting pedestrian. Can you stop in time? ChickenLegs will provide you with some tips to increase your safety in the parking lot: Never speed - hitting another car or pedestrian is not worth getting your favorite parking space a few seconds earlier. Don't depend on your horn - the other driver or pedestrian might not have time to react. The best deterrent to a parking lot accident would be awareness and preparedness. Avoid parking at the end of an isle where there is additional exposure from vehicles turning. Arrive at work early. When you are early, you don't have a need to rush. You will naturally be more aware of your surroundings. After reading this thread, I hope you can reflect on your parking lot experiences and make a decision to be safe. If you have a parking lot safety issue or experience you would like to share, please post.