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A parking lot (American English) or car park (British English), also known as a car lot, is a cleared area that is intended for parking vehicles. Usually, the term refers to a dedicated area that has been provided with a durable or semi-durable surface. In most countries where cars are the dominant mode of transportation, parking lots are a feature of every city and suburban area. Shopping malls, sports stadiums, megachurches and similar venues often feature immense parking lots. See also multistorey car park.
Parking lots tend to be sources of water pollution because of their extensive impervious surfaces. Most existing lots have limited or no facilities to control runoff. Many areas today also require minimum landscaping in parking lots to provide shade and help mitigate the extent of which their paved surfaces contribute to heat islands. Many municipalities require a minimum number of parking spaces, depending on the floor area in a store or the number of bedrooms in an apartment complex. In the United States, each state's Department of Transportation sets the proper ratio for disabled spaces for private business and public parking lots. Various forms of technology are used to charge motorists for the use of a parking lot. Modern parking lots use a variety of technologies to help motorists find unoccupied parking spaces, retrieve their vehicles, and improve their experience.

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  1. Cjay

    NSW Car park accident

    I was parked in the main Rd of the car park reversing I had my car just about straight when me and another driver collided. I never seen her in my camera or mirrors she was approaching from one of the side streets of the car park turning into mine I was just about to go into drive when we...
  2. R

    WA Shopping Centre Car Park Breach

    Hi, I received a car park breach notice from a shopping centre back in November for $77. I never paid it because I was not in breach of anything I work at the centre but my husbandwas usingmy car that day to do some early Xmas shopping which is why my car was not parked in a staff marked bay...
  3. Chp

    NSW Shopping car park incident

    Hi I have recently been involved in a incident where I was reversing into a parallel car park. I had my blinker on pulled up just past the park to have room to reverse in, looked back there was no one there started reversing as soon as my eyes shifted to my left mirror a car drove into the side...
  4. J

    Car park question

    Hi, I reversed into a car that was not in marked a car park bay, am I still at fault?
  5. D

    What infringment notice can QLD police write for parking in shopping centers.

    At Springfield Shopping Centre there are signs posted at once entrance informing persons entering said car park that this facility is for customers only, not commuters (given the Springfield transtation next door has a short supply in car parking). On other entrances there are no such signs or...
  6. O

    QLD Car park accident & duty of care unloading trucks.

    Greetings Legal Minds, & thanks in advance. Can i begin with the short version. Can i load accident photo’s here ?..Mmm My 20 year old daughter pulled into a carpark 7 months ago in Sth Brisbane & her vehicle hit the rear hydraulic loading ramp of a delivery truck while he was unloading his...
  7. S

    VIC Council - Legal to Sleep in Your Car?

    Recently, while driving I was overcome by a wave of fatigue, such that I felt unsafe to drive further. I pulled over into a vacant factory car park and had a solid nap. I was wondering whether this is legal? I often see road signs stating "Microsleeps can kill" and "Powernap now". Obviously the...
  8. M

    Alledged Car Park Incident

    My father is in his 70’s but still has all his wits about him, recently he returned home from the shopping Centre upset as he thought someone had hit his car he had two large scratches on the front of his car, his car is modern and has multiple sensors on it for parking. A couple of days later...
  9. S

    WA Ex-wife Accused Me of Sexually Interfering with My Children - Help?

    I was due to collect my kids at 5 pm on Friday for their weekend visit. At around midday, I received an email from her saying I'm not to pick up the kids and contact child services. She also stopped me from seeing them during avisit before with no reason why. I contacted legal people and said...
  10. S

    VIC Minor Car Bump - Contact Car Insurance?

    Hey all, I recently bumped into a car in a car park, which was super minor. Barely moved a foot and bumped into the back corned of a vehicle. I drive a FWD, so it left a couple of scratches. The driver and I exchanged details, and she said not to worry about it. Then, unexpectantly, I got a...