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AAA survey: 76 percent of American drivers park incorrectly

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Posted at 10:15 AM, Dec 10, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-10 10:16:29-05

Virginia Beach, Va. – Three out of four drivers are parking incorrectly in parking lots, according to a new survey conducted by AAA.

The organization says many U.S. drivers make the mistake of pulling forward in lot spaces, when they should back into the spaces.

“When it comes to parking, the majority of American drivers are on the naughty list this year,” said Georjeane Blumling, Vice President of Public Affairs for AAA Tidewater Virginia. “Pulling forward out of a parking spot, instead of reversing, is an easy way to increase safety and visibility [of pedestrians] in busy parking lots this holiday season.”

Although automakers are adding new technology to cars to increase rear visibility issues, Blumling says you should rely more on your driving skills than technology.