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Beware parking lots this holiday shopping season

Steve Carmody
Michigan Radio

Many trips to Michigan shopping malls this weekend will end with a minor fender bender in the parking lot. 

Carinsurance.comsays the most common accident is hitting another car.   But drivers also admit to hitting poles, shopping cart corrals, even people.

Michelle Megna is with carinsurance.com.   She says the driver’s gender may play a role, especially when there’s fights over parking spaces.

“Men are more likely to act out than women,” says Megna, “It seems that men crash and clash more in the parking lot during busy shopping seasons than women.”

Megna speculates that male drivers are involved in more parking lot accidents and fights because they would rather not be shopping anyway.

Steve Carmody has been a reporter for Michigan Public since 2005. Steve previously worked at public radio and television stations in Florida, Oklahoma and Kentucky, and also has extensive experience in commercial broadcasting.
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