Parking Lot Safety
Parking lot safety is one of the most overlooked aspects of parking lot design. Each year, millions of parking lot accidents occur due to negligent drivers and inadequate traffic control. While there is little that can be done to eliminate unsafe drivers, proper parking lot safety can minimize the risk that these drivers pose.
The most effective defense to risky driver behavior is parking lot safety equipment designed to redirect or stop inattentive vehicle operators.
Guardrails & Parking Barriers
The Parking Lot Protection Solution
Parking lot guardrails, also known as parking barriers, serve multiple purposes, and are one of the most cost-effective solutions to parking lot safety. Guardrails are commonly found in high pedestrian traffic areas such as shopping malls, retail stores, sporting venues, and workplaces.
Parking lot guardrails are available in high-strength 12-gauge (Class A), and can be configured with your choice of rail end treatment. For sharp angles and curved areas, we also offer radius guardrails and 90° angle guardrails.
Parking lot guardrail benefits include:
- Provides a directional indicator to ensure proper traffic flow
- Protects pedestrians, property, and other vehicles from distracted or out of control drivers
- Deters potential criminal activity such as auto theft and assault
- Prevents run-off-road vehicles from impacting with natural or man-made hazards such as ditches, bridges, and buildings
Expert Safety Equipment Installation
Parking lot guardrails are most effective when used in tandem with other parking lot safety equipment such as parking bollards. Southern Guardrail parking lot safety specialists can help you determine the optimal placement of guardrails and other equipment.
We recommend installing zinc-coated galvanized W-beam guardrails. Our W-beam parking lot guardrails are manufactured using industrial-strength 12 gauge (Class A) galvanized steel for the ultimate in durability and strength.
Contact Southern Guardrail for more information on parking barriers, guardrails, and other vehicle and pedestrian safety equipment.