Parking Stopper: Getting Started with Parking Control Equipment

Traffic management tools are essential tools and devices used to control and manage traffic. These include street signs, traffic signals, and road markings. Some traffic management applications are permanent, while some may be needed temporarily, depending on a present social demand.

Generally, these applications help to make the movement of goods and persons as methodical, organized, and safe as possible. A parking stopper is one of the more common applications for traffic management, especially in places with parking space provisions such as out-of-street parking lots and other parking facilities.

What is a parking stopper?

A parking stopper is a solid material of various shapes and designs typically installed in front of a parking slot for informative purposes. It informs drivers that they cannot go beyond the specified limit when parking their vehicle.

They are established for decorum as they ensure drivers park their vehicles in the designated area without going beyond the car-bound zones into the car-free zone meant for pedestrians.

By ensuring sufficient inter-car spacing, these devices lower the incidence of accidents between two vehicles, especially in a tight parking area.

When installing the parking stoppers in your spaces, endeavor to follow the standard installation protocol to avoid sanctions and other issues.

How to identify a good quality parking stopper

Although conspicuous, not everyone may be able to identify these car stoppers, and be able to differentiate quality ones from inferior ones. These differences are often seen in the stopper’s physical appearance and texture, usability, and price.

How to Install Parking Stopper

Parking stoppers do not only come in a variety of shapes and designs but are also made from different materials; rubber, metal, or concrete. In this article, we will explain how to install a parking stopper.

As a DIY person that knows how to handle hammers, drilling machines, and the like, installing a parking stopper should not be a challenge for you in case you wish to install it around your personal or street garage.

In these few steps, you can achieve the same result as a professional.

  • Ensure the spot is right for parking purposes.
  • Assemble your equipment, such as hammer, drill, screw, and socket.
  • Mark your chosen area with a marker or chalk.
  • Align the parking stop over these marked areas and take note of the screw hole location on the ground; you can mark with a marker still.
  • Using your drill, make a deep enough hole into the ground.
  • Make sure the area is swept clean of any debris. This will help ensure an even instalment of the stopper.
  • Use your hammer to fix a hole plug into each hole.
  • Realign the parking stoppers on the ground and secure them onto the floor using the screws.
  • Tighten the screws.

Optionally, you can place a forewarning sign. You may also mark the parking spaces to make parking stops more organized and effective.


As you can see, you don’t have to produce blood, sweat, and tears or even break the bank to get your parking stopper up and running. With the simple steps above, you can quickly create one without involving a professional.



Duncan is a designer, writer and artist. He has experience designing for various industries including: architecture, branding and publishing. He is interested in exploring the intersections of design and new media as well as social issues such as race relations. Isaiah currently works at Society where his work includes web design, content strategy, business development and project management.

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