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DRIVERS, WATCH OUT IN PARKING LOTS

About 20 percent of all auto insurance claims stem from incidents occurring in parking lots, often when one vehicle was parked or standing. The finding comes from a survey of passenger cars at 16 drive-in insurance claims centers in four metropolitan areas by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Bumpers, fenders, rear quarter panels, and lamps were the car parts most often damaged in low-speed urban crashes, the survey says.

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