Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Parking Garage Etiquette

Do people forget common sense when they enter a parking garage, or do they just normally drive like assholes all the time?  I don't understand why it's so hard to follow a few easy rules in these situations.  I'm going to give them the benefit of the doubt and assume they just don't know any better.  In that case, take note:

1) Drive on the right side of the road.  Just because you're in a parking garage, doesn't mean you've been transplanted to London and it's suddenly okay to drive on the left side (or in the middle).

2) When making a turn around a corner, do it so that you end up on the right side of the road.  If you're turning left, why would you cut it so close that you're on the wrong side after making the turn?  You're just asking to be t-boned. 

3) Drive slowly.  There aren't cops with radar guns in the garage, but that doesn't mean you should speed.  People do have to walk (or hobble) to their cars, you know. 

4) When you get to an "intersection," slow down and look both ways.  You don't automatically have the right of way, and sometimes other drivers are having a hard time seeing around parked cars.

5) Only take up one space.  I don't care how expensive or shiny your car is, it can still fit in one space.   In other words, this is not appropriate:

 (I bet they can't color inside the lines either)

1 comment:

JoMama said...

I hear ya. I run into at least one person every week who drives the wrong way down a one-way aisle bc they don't want to have to drive the extra 100 feet that is required to obey the right-of-way. And don't get me started on the two different times someone parked so close to me I had to climb in over the passenger seat. Rude!