The Most Common Collision at UCLA: Stationery Object Accidents
54% of all collisions reported at UCLA involve backing into and hitting stationary objects. All types of campus vehicles ranging from small utility carts to large commercial vehicles travel in congested areas with high volumes of pedestrian and vehicular traffic. Parking can also pose challenges due to low clearances, blind corners and concrete pillars.
Prevent these accidents by performing the Circle of Safety check: Visually inspect the area to ensure that there are no pedestrians or obstacles around your vehicle. Simply walk all the way around your vehicle and check the clearances to the side, front, back and above. When backing into a parking space or work area, look for obstacles such as poles, other vehicles or concrete pillars.
UCLA drivers are encouraged to check 360 degrees and make the Circle of Safety a daily habit, just like putting on a seatbelt.
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