Every Parking Lot Should Have These 9 Signs
Whether youre building a new parking lot or managing an old one, its important to find these 9 signs within it. That way you have all your bases covered and have helped make it easy as possible for your customers or clients. Its important to take care of your property and the people who will be parking or walking on it. Here is a short check list to help you out.
Often many parking lots have several areas that are not meant for parking. Its important to clearly mark which spaces need to be kept clear. Some of these areas could include fire hydrants, garbage areas, or doorways. Having a reflective sign will increase awareness of parking policies
Some areas of business need specific parking spaces for their customers or clients. This helps customers find your business and gives them an extra welcome by showing them a place to park. This shows an level of professionalism and appreciation for your customer which will stick in their mind next time they need to shop. Also keeps pesky outsiders from the next door shop parking in your closely guarded spaces.
In order to be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) you will need to have parking spaces specially for disabled patrons. Some states require specific requirements for each sign. If you need help with this, our team can help you. Each handicapped parking space should have a reflective handicapped parking sign accompanying it. Usually only one accessible space is required if there are 25 or less spaces.
4. Speed Limit Signs
Mostly seen on streets, having a speed limit sign is not only required in some spots but makes a parking lot much safer. Having a posted limit helps to minimize accidents and improves the overall safety of the lot. Driving through a lot looking for a parking space or store, it can be easy for a car to lose track of its speed. Along with speed limit signs it can be very useful and practical in have speed bumps, yield signs, and additional signs to help slow down drivers.
5. Exit and Entrance
Having clearly posted entrance and exit signs can help to police the flow of traffic. Cars wont have to drive around looking for an exit only to find its a dead end side street if there are clearly marked exit signs. Helping your customers and clients with a clean flow in and out of your lot helps to improve the shopping experience.
6. Stop Signs
Along with the signs mentioned above, stop signs in your lot can help improve the safety of the drivers. If a driver notices a stop sign, they are less likely to speed. Along with having them inside larger lots, it is important to have them placed on the exits. This helps cars to stop before traveling onto the main public roads again. Also important to have them in front of passage ways such as a pedestrian crossing or loading dock.
Along with the other signs, its important to show the drivers in your lot some of the rules or warnings that they should expect. Some common examples are warnings to be on the lookout for damage or theft done to vehicles. Placing signs warning of these dangers and stating that management is not responsible for accidents can help clearly state rules. Other examples are times of operations of the lot, towing policies, and restrictions to solicitation.
8. Pedestrian Crossing Signs
Pedestrian crossing signs can help get customers safety across the parking lot. It shows drivers where frequent walking areas are and to be alert for anyone attempting to cross.
Many states are no requiring areas to have signs warning drivers to turn off their car engines. This helps to improve air quality and cut down on pollution. Check with your state to see if this sign is required. Most often they can be found next to public or government buildings.
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