For example, why is it more common to see people driving in parking lots without yielding, stopping at stop signs, or paying attention to which side of the road they are driving on? I've commonly noticed people driving on the wrong side of the road in parking lots, most often at the post office.
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I've seen a lot of cars doing of which you speak...backing out of spaces, not even looking and almost hit a person walking by.
That's very interesting. Twice now I've been driving through the post office parking lot and have almost been hit head-on from people driving down the wrong lane and not paying attention. Scary!
I was actually told this by a police officer in the Commonwealth of Virginia who was investigating a traffic hit & run accident..
I'm in CT. As far as I know, like the post office parking lot, the stop signs are enforced. But, who knows! Now that I'm reading this, I really had no idea they weren't enforceable in parking lots!
I'd like to add that a post office would be federal & public property, where an apartment complex & shopping centers would be private property owned by companies or individuals. I just wanted to try to clarify that before someone gets the wro
I should have probably clarified what I was talking about. We have an old 1950s strip mall with a post office and connecting parking lots off state and town roads. At least 3 parking lots (Huge ones) are connected to each other.
Yes, I have actually, in the larger parking lots where there are lots of shopping stores.
Interesting. The parking lots that I'm referring to here are 3 joined together by a town road and state road. There is a post office in the middle. The people drive really fast through them to beat the traffic on Route 1.
Well, I think you just answered your own question with that! Sad to say, but often times parking lots/neighborhood roads that connect two main roads together are often used as "shortcuts". That's where those "No thru traffic" signs come into play