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Do you back into parking spaces

Discussion in 'The OT' started by 4HiMarks, Sep 16, 2009.

Do you back into parallel parking spaces?

  1. Yes, always.

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  2. Only when it is going to snow.

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  3. No, never.

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  1. Sep 18, 2009 #81 of 116
    The Merg

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    That I can agree with! :)

    Although, it seems that stupid people definitely can't drive and have no clue on how to back up in a car... :D

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  2. Sep 18, 2009 #82 of 116
    dshu82

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    Never.... even when we expect snow :)
     
  3. Sep 18, 2009 #83 of 116
    Hutchinshouse

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    Ya need to add another option to the poll.

    Option 4 = "Only when it helps keeping my car seats from getting hot."

    I'll back in sometimes. When I do, my goal is to keep the sun off my dashboard and seats. My car has a motorized sunshade at the rear window. Backing in my car helps keep my seats cooler here in sunny California.
     
  4. Sep 18, 2009 #84 of 116
    dbconsultant

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    My vehicles are all trucks and, in parking lots, I always either pull-thru or back in. If someone is behind me, I will circle around the row so that I'm not delaying anyone and because it's difficult to communicate my intentions to back up into a slot.

    The main reason I park this way is that, these days, when someone sees someone backing out, that seems to be their cue to go around behind them as fast as they can which usually means the person backing up has to slam on their brakes to avoid hitting them or being hit. You can't tell me that they can't see my F250 backing up. Common courtesy and simple patience has indeed gone by the wayside. It's much easier to see farther down the aisle when pulling out, thereby eliminating the problem caused by people who can't wait a couple of seconds when they see somone backing out of a spot.
     
  5. Sep 18, 2009 #85 of 116
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    I primarily drive a large SUV and when it comes to parking into a space (especially if it is tight quarters) I find it EASIER to back into it, rather than going into it forward.

    The reason being is the when turning going forward, the front end of the car makes a wider arc going into the space and it is more time consuming to gauge where the corner of the front bumper is while turning and if it will hit any obstacles on the sides.

    When backing in, the rear end of the car has a minimal amount of arc and once you get it "lined up" you can pretty much ease into the space.

    I am also fully aware that I will be holding up traffic when I do this maneuver, so I will first stop the car as if I will be pulling forward into the space and allow cars to pass me (so they don't have to back up). Then when it it clear, I then drive past the space and begin backing into it.

    As others have mentioned, I also find it much easier to pull out of the space going forward as it gives me a much wider field of view of on-coming traffic, pedestrians, or other potential obstacles.
     
  6. Sep 18, 2009 #86 of 116
    SayWhat?

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    Pull throughs annoy me more than most other things. It's a parking space, not a driveway, you know.

    I pull in to most spots since I have a lot of glass and can see clearly backing out. Plus, I like having the tailgate accessible for loading purchases.

    If I'm ready to leave and I see someone in the car in a spot in front of me, I'll wait until they either back out or get out of the car so they don't have the chance to pull through.
     
  7. Sep 18, 2009 #87 of 116
    rudeney

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  8. Sep 18, 2009 #88 of 116
    The Merg

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    And I'm sure your one of those people that when you see someone put their turn signal on to move over into your lane, you speed up just enough to not let them in. :grin:

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  9. Sep 18, 2009 #89 of 116
    fluffybear

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    Typically, I try not to park close to a business so if given the opportunity I will pull through thus allowing me to drive forward going in to the spot and when leaving.
     
  10. Sep 18, 2009 #90 of 116
    tcusta00

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    Why?
     
  11. Sep 18, 2009 #91 of 116
    DBSNewbie

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    Maybe he is a parking space Nazi... "No pull through for you... NEXT!" :)
     
  12. Sep 18, 2009 #92 of 116
    tcusta00

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    :lol:
     
  13. Sep 18, 2009 #93 of 116
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  14. Sep 19, 2009 #94 of 116
    Matt9876

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    I park my car for the best access and hope of reducing the dings/dents that my fellow citizens seem to dish out on a regular basis.:rolleyes:
     
  15. Sep 19, 2009 #95 of 116
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    I ALWAYS back into my driveway. there are several reasons for me doing so.

    1. I live on a street that is an entrance to our neighborhood/subdivision. It makes it easier to leave in the morning when people are coming and going down the street rather then having to backup.

    2. I have an SUV that I use for my business. It eliminates blind spot mishaps which occur when backing up; especially into traffic.

    3. I also sometimes pull a trailer for work or a my camper for leisure; both of which are parked inside the garage. Since I'm in the habbit of backing in it makes it quick and easy to just hitch and go on the fly without the ordeal of having to once again change vehicular orientation.

    4. I also have video surveillance cameras; one of which covers the vehicles in the driveway. If I backup into the space I get a clear shot of anyone messing with the vehicles and exactly what they are doing. If I were to pull in normally, the vehicle itself blocks the cameras view of anyone "tinkering" with the cargo.
     
  16. Sep 19, 2009 #96 of 116
    dave29

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    I always back in.
     
  17. Sep 19, 2009 #97 of 116
    Nick

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    At home, I always back into the garage -- it puts the driver's side doors facing toward the door to my kitchen and not the wall opposite. It's easier for me physically, and very convenient for unloading groceries and such.

    When backing in from the street, I never look over my shoulder but, rather, I use all three mirrors when backing in, and my SUV's audible parking alert lets me know not to back through the rear wall of the garage! The most important thing I have to do is remember is to raise the garage door before I back in! :p
     
  18. Sep 19, 2009 #98 of 116
    Ken S

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    That's really not true...ever watch NASCAR? Those guys can drive pretty well.
     
  19. Sep 19, 2009 #99 of 116
    Nick

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    What's so hard about driving around in circles for hours on end? The 'ex' used to do it all the time! :lol:
     
  20. Mike Bertelson

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    I didn't vote because I can't find an option that fits.

    However, I always back into my space at work but only occasionally back in other places. It depends.

    Mike
     

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