How to Keep Unwanted Vehicles Off Areas of Your Commercial Property

Your commercial property is considered private, even if you have a parking lot for employees, clients, or suppliers. If you see an unknown or unwanted vehicle parked on your property, it could be more than a nuisance. Dealing with the vehicles and their owners can be a hassle; it’s easier if you keep them off your property to begin with.

Use Colors

Using colors in your parking lot can encourage drivers to do the right thing. Every driver is familiar with yellow lines meaning “do not cross.” Painting curbs yellow will deter people from parking there. An area in a parking lot marked with yellow stripes indicates a no-parking area.

Other colors are also used. Blue is associated with areas for vehicles with handicapped decals or stickers. Red paint should be used for areas that need to be kept clear for safety reasons, such as emergency exits, fire lanes, hazardous or restricted areas, or near fire hydrants.

No Parking Signs

In addition to colors, signs such as “no parking” will clearly mark areas where vehicles are unwanted. You can add signs explaining the reason, such as “trucks only” or “fire lane.” Parking restrictions are often tied to safety regulations around fire lines or loading zones. If you plan to have unwanted vehicles towed away, you should put up signs notifying people of your policy. Many states have laws requiring prior notification before towing. Even if there are no laws in your state, using a “towing zone” sign can discourage people from parking on your property.

Put Up Fences

Drivers might park their vehicles on your property if the parking lot of an adjacent business has filled up. This is called spillover parking, and fences can be useful in preventing it. Some municipalities will have codes and regulations that cover the placement of fences for spillover parking. You may also want to fence off restricted areas that could be hazardous or dangerous to people or their vehicles. Installing a gate with a code will provide further security. You will be able to control who goes in and out of the area.

Safety and security are important to you and everyone who uses your commercial property. It makes sense to make additions that keep vehicles—and their drivers—out of places where they might impede access, cause problems, or put themselves at risk. Follow these tips to keep them out!

Read this next: Tips to Start a Coworking Space Business

Categories

All Categories

Business Operations

Entrepreneur Interviews

Marketing, Networking, & Social Media

Self Care & Personal Development

Working Moms

Business Software and Technology

Entrepreneurship & Small Business

Organizing Tips

Sales

Career Building

Family Businesses

Inspiration

Starting Your Own Business

Work-Life Balance

Communication

Hiring Help

Management & Leadership

Time Management & Priorities

Women in Leadership

Recent Posts

Business Blogging 101: How to Create and Sustain a Successful Blog

Business Blogging 101: How to Create and Sustain a Successful Blog

For businesses, business blogging is becoming a powerful tool to not only attract and engage new customers but also to build brand authority and ultimately grow your brand.
This comprehensive guide will equip you with the essential knowledge and strategies you need to start and succeed in the dynamic world of business blogging.

How to Protect Your Merchandise From Theft

How to Protect Your Merchandise From Theft

Protecting your merchandise from theft is a critical aspect of running a successful business. In a world where security threats are ever-present, safeguarding your inventory is essential. Not only does it protect your bottom line, but it also ensures the safety of...

Experts You Need to Have at Your Business

Experts You Need to Have at Your Business

In the dynamic world of business, having the right team of experts is not just beneficial; it is essential for success and growth. For female leaders who are carving out their paths in business, marketing, or HR, knowing which experts to have on board can make a...

7 Tips for Asserting Yourself as a Woman in a Medical Workplace

7 Tips for Asserting Yourself as a Woman in a Medical Workplace

As a woman in a medical workplace, you have a lot of responsibility, not just to yourself but to other women who will come along after you. Asserting yourself in your workplace and gaining the respect of other employees and leadership is essential to a successful career. You have worked hard to get where you are, you don’t want to lose momentum.

Continue to grow with online leadership training and more. Follow these tips to assert yourself in the medical workplace.