When you think of accidents involving motor vehicles, the images that your mind conjures up may involve fast highways with speeding cars, or busy intersections with pedestrians gathered by crosswalks. However, research by the National Safety Council discovered that one in five accidents occur in parking lots. Even though speed limits are extremely low in parking lots, usually no more than 5 miles per hour (MPH), harmful and even fatal accidents can happen if drivers are negligent, not obeying the law, and not paying attention.