Keeping Customers Comfortable

3 BIG Reasons To Be Attentive To The Stripes And Lines On Your Parking Lot

To you, the stripes on your parking lot may look fine, even if they are a bit faded and damaged. However, those stripes and lines that have been applied to your parking area serve the crucial purpose of keeping customers safe when they are on your business property–whether they are in their vehicle or are a pedestrian. So even though those lines may not look like much, it is an absolute necessity that you give them the careful consideration they deserve. Here is a quick look at a few of the biggest reasons why you must keep those lines and stripes fresh, bright, and easy to see. 

Parking slot stripes prevent vehicles from parking too closely to one another. 

Have you ever tried to park among several vehicles in an area where there are no lines to guide you? If you have, you know it can be nearly impossible to line the vehicles up just right so that you can exit and enter a vehicle safely without banging the car next to you with your door. For this reason, you must make sure that the lines of your parking bays and slots are clearly identifiable by drivers. Otherwise, you could be facing several on-site parking accidents. 

Pedestrian area striping helps keep those customers on foot safe. 

If you are like most business owners, if there is an area right in front of your business building where pedestrians usually walk, you have pedestrian striping in place on the pavement. This striping lets drivers know that this particular area is shared with pedestrians and they must yield to them if they are there. Likewise, the stripes let pedestrians know they have the right of way in the area. Not having these stripes repainted as necessary can lead to dangerous confusion for both drivers and pedestrians making their way inside the store. 

Directional striping helps ensure drivers know how to navigate in their vehicles. 

The stripes that separate lanes of traffic, the arrows that tell drivers which way the traffic is flowing through a one-way area, the pavement markings letting drivers know where they can turn–all of these are examples of directional striping and marking, and it is extremely important that they are visible. If these markings are faded and drivers don't see them, there is a pretty good chance they will drive the wrong directions and create the potential for an accident. 

For more information, contact local professionals like Gann Asphalt & Concrete.