It’s a question that many Californians have been asking for a while now: where do we park our cars in the state?
In response to this question, the state Department of Motor Vehicles has released a new list of safe spots to park cars in California.
According to the DMV, the safest places to park are within 50 feet of a curb or sidewalk, and within 150 feet of any structure with awnings.
The safest places are located on the edges of large commercial or residential developments, and along street corners.
The DMV lists “safe” locations in neighborhoods, as well, like “safe areas in commercial and residential areas with limited access to vehicles.”
There are no specific guidelines for safe parking locations in California, but it’s important to note that the list doesn’t exclude carpooling spaces.
This is one of the main reasons why many drivers choose to park on the side of the road, rather than in a carpool lane.
According the DMV’s Safe Parking Guidelines, the following parking spaces are “safe and appropriate” for your vehicle: