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Beware parking lots this holiday shopping season

Nov 29, 2014

Many trips to Michigan shopping malls this weekend will end with a minor fender bender in the parking lot. 

To make it inside the store, you must first park the car
Credit Steve Carmody / Michigan Radio

Carinsurance.com says the most common accident is hitting another car.   But drivers also admit to hitting poles, shopping cart corrals, even people.

Michelle Megna is with carinsurance.com.   She says the driver’s gender may play a role, especially when there’s fights over parking spaces.

“Men are more likely to act out than women,” says Megna, “It seems that men crash and clash more in the parking lot during busy shopping seasons than women.”

Megna speculates that male drivers are involved in more parking lot accidents and fights because they would rather not be shopping anyway.