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View Poll Results: Do you drive in or back into a parking spot?
I always back into a parking spot when possible 19 33.93%
I always drive into a parking spot 17 30.36%
50/50 20 35.71%
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I drive a box truck for work and you can't see out the back and they have limited visibility to the rear obviously lol but we're kinda required to back in first since we can see what is in the spot before we back in. "Plan your escape upon arrival"
Good philosophy. You could apply that to more than just parking too lol

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Backed in just for you guys haha, these are some long parking spots too...

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Backed in just for you guys haha, these are some long parking spots too...

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depends on where I am. I'm not very good at backing in, so I only do it in the garage at work. I get ther before most folks so there aren't people stacking up behind me waiting to get past.

Now if I ever have to parallel park, I'm totally screwed. I don't have good depth perception. When backing in at work, I always park in the same spot, and I have just learned to line up the light from my reverse lights with a certain point on the wall on the garage.


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I have parallel parked maybe 3 times in my entire life other than during drivers training haha, there is just nowhere around me that I need to haha

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I can back up no problem though haha, only time I ever backed into anything was trying to squeeze 3 cars a truck and a boat in a storage shed for winter, there was barely enough room and everything had to be as close as possible.. wound up backing my car into my bosses Dakota only to fund out that combination was about 3 inches too long..

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I got in an accident last summer backing out of a parking spot so since then I've backed into every spot
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I got in an accident last summer backing out of a parking spot so since then I've backed into every spot
Sometimes it takes an incident like that to learn a lesson. I never turn wide and always take the first lane available when making a turn at an intersection (which is what you're supposed to do) because I once hit a minivan who did the same thing turning from the opposite corner. Two solid objects cannot occupy the same space it seems lol

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Sometimes it takes an incident like that to learn a lesson. I never turn wide and always take the first lane available when making a turn at an intersection (which is what you're supposed to do) because I once hit a minivan who did the same thing turning from the opposite corner. Two solid objects cannot occupy the same space it seems lol
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Haha, no I suppose not

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