Parking lots are often the most congested and busiest parts of the driving experience, yet as drivers, we don’t often associate it with risk and danger. It is important to remember that safe driving techniques need to be implemented the moment you get behind the wheel. A study by the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers Association found that 20 percent of all accident related insurance claims were related to incidents that happened within the limits of the parking lot. With drivers and pedestrians not seeing the risk of these situations, these accidents will continue to happen. The next time you are searching the lot for a spot, remember the importance of these safe driving and parking techniques.