What accounts for 70 percent of vehicular crashes and 14 percent of all auto damage insurance claims? According to the International Parking Institute, the answer is incidents related to parking, and as these and other startling statistics might suggest, it's a topic that is not given enough attention, particularly in the training of new drivers.
That situation is about to change with the newly published teen parking manual, How to park: The must-Read Manual for Teen Drivers, created by the International Parking Institute (IPI) as part of its Parking Matters program, in collaboration with AAA Mid-Atlantic and the Mid-Atlantic Foundation for Safety and Education. The organizations hope the free, downloadable booklet becomes required reading for young driver's programs, and is shared by parents with new drivers.
We ask that you review the material within the booklet and share with others, as it may help when parking on, or even outside of campus.