This quick fact focuses on the incidents that occur when reversing in car parks, and some tips to avoid these incidents. It highlights key facts and statistics.
For more information on specific model rear visibility, have a look at the NRMA’s Reversing Visibility Index – https://www.nrma.com.au/help-information/keeping-safe-secure/car-reversing-visibility-tables
Some additional Information
- As part of the annual state road toll for 2009 for Victoria car park incidents make up: 0.2% of fatalities from motor vehicle crashes, 0.3% of serious injury from motor vehicle crashes, 1.3% of pedestrian fatalities, 3.3% of pedestrians seriously injured. Shopping centre car parks represent 50% of pedestrian injuries reported and 76% of all pedestrians injured in car parks and/or shopping centres were injured in daylight.
- Of all motor insurance claims that the RAA dealt with in 2013, 13 per cent were the result of car park damage, 53% of all stationary damage that happens to vehicles occurs in car parks, 32% of all stationary damage occurs while reversing in a car parks.