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boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?t=233890

Jan 8, 2004 ... It varies a lot from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. But generally, some laws do apply and some don't. And there is a related issue about whether the police have " jurisdiction" to enforce the traffic laws in a parking lot. Again, it varies. 2. If you hit a parked car, the test will be the same wherever you are: Did you ...

blog.driversed.com/parking-lot-safety-for-new-drivers

Aug 4, 2015 ... Ironically, it may be the very fact that drivers think parking lots are safe places that makes them so dangerous in the first place! For instance, in parking lots, drivers are more likely to ignore lane markings and traffic signs because they think they don't have the same force of law. It's important to remember, ...

www.bellinghamherald.com/news/traffic/rules-of-the-road/article56084400.html

Jan 24, 2016 ... That means officers can enforce all traffic laws on everything from a busy arterial to a quiet neighborhood street, but not on private property. ... To get back to the original question, failing to stop for a stop sign in a parking lot wouldn't get a driver a traffic infraction, but if in the process of not stopping the driver ...

www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/2012/01/traffic_talk_can_police_enforc.html

Jan 16, 2012 ... Answering reader questions about traffic laws, myths and oddball topics.

www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/2012/03/traffic_talk_is_it_illegal_to.html

Mar 5, 2012 ... I'm wondering about laws that may apply to cutting through parking lots to avoid waiting at a traffic signal. Case in point: I recently was eastbound on 28th Street at Patterson [in Grand Rapids], wanting to turn north, and the light was changing. A driver just ahead of me zipped into the Hilton parking lot, ...

www.motorists.org/blog/rules-for-parking-lot-etiquette

Nov 19, 2013 ... In reality, the rules of parking lots are pretty common sense, even if they aren't written in an official handbook. Here are five common-sense rules that most drivers need to be reminded of. Drive in the Right Direction People seem to think that as soon as you enter a parking lot, normal driving rules do not ...

accident-law.freeadvice.com/accident-law/auto/parking-lot-auto-accident-laibility.htm

Perhaps the biggest difference between an accident on a street and one on private property is that, in some jurisdictions, the police will not write tickets for parking lot accidents. In traffic accidents, when the at-fault driver gets a ticket for something like careless driving, and is found guilty of the careless driving, that traffic ...

www.ameriprise.com/auto-home-insurance/aah/learning-center/auto/safe-driving/how-to-avoid-parking-lot-accidents

Parking Lot Accident Danger Zones. 5 Common Types of Parking Lot Accidents. Back up. Pull in. Turn out. Parking lots are home to lots of activity in a relatively small amount of space. Add unique layouts, traffic patterns that vary by parking lot , bikers and pedestrians, and it's easy to see why accidents happen in parking lots.

www.quora.com/Are-there-traffic-laws-in-parking-lots

This depends on several factors, including the jurisdiction, who owns the parking lot, whether it can be considered a "public throughway" (regardless of ownership) , or any special agreements made between the parking lot owners and local police. I have heard that some states just do not allow local police to enforce traffic ...