Holiday Parking Lot Survival Tips

The holiday season is upon us, which means parking lots full of hazards. To help keep shoppers motoring on their merry way, AAA Arizona offers the following tips to stay safe during this busy time of year:


  • Take a walk. Consider parking farther away to avoid congestion.
  • Eliminate distractions. Driving requires full attention, particularly in a busy parking lot.
  • Pull forward if possible. Or back into a space if you can do so safely.
  • Watch for pedestrians, especially children.
  • Stay alert while on foot. Use crosswalks where available and be aware of your surroundings.
  • Turn on your headlights, especially in parking garages.
  • Buckle up! Collisions at low speeds can result in injuries.
  • Protect your presents. Stow shopping bags in the trunk.


If you are involved in collision, call for emergency assistance as needed and then contact police to file a report. Exchange information and take photos of damage. The AAA Insurance app can guide you through the process. It’s free and available via iTunes or Google Play.