Oct 8, 2009
Not all metro etiquette is confined to the stations and trains. Today we explore some parking lot behavior for both drivers and pedestrians.
Drivers: people walk in parking lots too. Please drive slowly and keep an eye out for them. Whipping around corners may be great practice for your stunt car job, but a downed pedestrian will make a lot of legal difficulties for you.
Pedestrians: cars drive through parking lots. Please don't walk down the middle of the lanes at your slowest pace chatting on the phone and please don't step off the sidewalk to cut across to your car without looking to first see if there are cars coming. Reckless behavior may make you some friends on the weekend, but it won't help you get home from work.
When exiting the parking lot, please please please have your SmarTrip ready to go. Don't pull up to the gate and then start fumbling around in your purse for your card. In fact, you know you just used it to get out of the station, so how about you put it somewhere handy when you get into your car?
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