Looking for a parking space and a convenient one for that matter is every driver’s nightmare . It could be in the local shopping mall, in a public institution such as a school, or in private premises like an apartment or an office block, but the hassle is all the same. The situation could even get chaotic when there are other stranded drivers looking for parking spaces too. They could be getting impatient as they run late for their meetings, doctors’ appointments, and so on.
Parking Signs strategically placed can prevent the situation from becoming messy. This is because they help the drivers to find their way around, whether as they enter, find a space or as they exit.
Below are some of the signs that parking lots ought to have:
Handicapped Parking Signs
If a building is to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), it must have reserved parking spaces for handicapped persons- employees, customers, and others who could visit the premises.
Such parking spaces for this particular category of people are typically situated close to the entry point to the main building, and preferably where the ground is mostly flat. For ease of identification, these parking spaces are marked using signs with the conspicuous wheelchair graphic.
Permit Parking Signs
Premises have areas designated for specific individuals issued with permits to park their vehicles. The essence of permit parking signs is to inform the parking users of the areas that require parking passes issued to customers, employees, or other people. These signs may also show the times when the spaces may not be reserved for only the permit holders.
Directional Parking Signs
Besides showing the driver how to get around the parking, it is critical to get them into the lot and show them the way out. The directional parking signs which have arrows and’ parking ahead message’ play a crucial role in driving the various parking users to your door. They also come in handy if premises have some parking space in an adjacent lot or behind the building where normal users would not know.
Parking Prohibited Sign
Some areas in the compound or parking lot may not be suitable for customers or other users to park for convenience reasons or otherwise. To communicate the message, clear parking prohibited signs are erected or put in such areas.
The no-parking signs are best suited for such places as the entrance, loading zone, and any other area where parking would cause some inconvenience or pose some danger.