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Pedestrians and valet workers: a hazardous mix.

Pedestrians and valet workers: a hazardous mix.

Valet staging areas are deceptively dangerous.

Senior drivers who don't belong on the road could hop the curb and drive straight into you. A rookie valet could hit the gas instead of the brake, or fail to ensure the vehicle is in park and won't roll forward.

Young valets like to bring their phones to work. They could easily crash into you while checking their latest text messages.

And a car thief could — at anytime — hop into a running car in the valet staging area and then attempt a desperate getaway, which could involve running people over.

You simply need to keep your eyes and ears open when valet parking.  

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