Pulling In Backwards

Posted: January 10, 2012 in Uncategorized

What is up with people parking their car by pulling in backwards into the space?  I need some help here.  Please, someone explain it to me.  I rarely see anyone park backwards well.  They usually end up taking two spots.  It takes longer to park.  And every time I see it I think, “Are you robbing the store and need a quick get away?”  Seriously.  Those of you who park backwards…why?  What is the advantage?

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Comments
  1. Jim says:

    I do this all the time — but I do a good job of it. It takes a little practice, is all. My reason is that I can see so much more clearly when I pull out of the parking space. I lived in an apt. complex for a couple years where I had a couple close calls not seeing pedestrians walking by as I backed out. Backing in and fronting out solved that problem forevermore, as I could see more clearly who was in the lot. You might argue, and be right, that people shouldn’t walk through the lot like that, but it was the reality in that complex. So I back in wherever I can now because of the visibility it gives.

  2. Mark says:

    Except for this driver (assuming that this pic is for real and not photo shopped) I am generally an advocate for those that want to back into their parking space. Yes, I am sometimes one of them. I think as the previous writer has written it can be safer. I will vouch for how annoying it is that you have to wait longer for people to park so you can get around them to find your own space but at least in some bigger parking lots and on the streets in down town South Bend for example it feels less risky getting into a fender bender. Just my thoughts.

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