As its name suggests, parking lot, also known as a car park, is a dedicated area where drivers may park their vehicles.
Parking lots provide a secure space where road users (car drivers, motorbike riders, etc.) may leave their vehicle for a predetermined period of time, in return for payment. Prices vary depending on the location of the car park or the services that it offers (CCTV, security guards, etc.).
Parking lots are indicated by the letter P (capital) in white on a blue background (in almost all countries, except in America). This symbol also appears on road maps and city street maps.
There are various different types of parking lot (car parks). Parking lots may either be indoors (below or on top of a building), or outdoors in vast spaces set aside for this purpose by the local or regional authority.
The vast majority of parking lot spaces require payment.