There are some rules in society which we all generally accept. For instance road rules are by and large accepted by all who travel on our roads. Sometimes we may leave the ‘road’ area to drive into car parks to facilitate other activities we enjoy such as shopping, going to the movies or eating out.
You may feel because you have left the traditional road area and entered a car park area, that driving rules such as stopping at stop signs and following directional arrows no longer apply. This is a common mistake.
Just because you have exited from the road, this does not mean that the same rules governing your driving behaviour do not apply. If an arrow indicates that you can only drive in a certain direction, than that is the direction in which you must travel. If a give way sign requires you to check and wait for other traffic, then wait is what you must do. If a stop sign requires you to stop, then you need to stop.
Even if you spot a parking space just nearby which would require you to go against these road rules, you should resist temptation. If you can only get to a parking space by breaking the rules, you should look for another space.
It is a well known fact that car parks can cause the blood pressure to rise and lead to a build up of rage in the driver. This is understandable and sometimes unavoidable. However some of this stress could be alleviated by knowing that all drivers are doing the right thing and following the road rules as we all commonly understand them to be. This would lead to less angst, fewer accidents and less incidents of car park rage. Quite simply a more harmonious situation for everyone.