Don’t Let Children Wander Alone in Parking Lots.

Observations of 125 young children and their parents as they navigated a parking lot revealed that half of kids got out of the vehicle before an adult, 67% of children lacked proper supervision at some point during the walk, and nearly 90% walked beyond an arm’s reach of an adult. Researcher Dr. David Schwebel writes, “The safety risks in parking lots are already dangerous. We observed that parents pay less attention to their children in these parking lots, even further elevating the risk.”

Journal of Safety Research, August 2019