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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 18 33.33%
I always drive into a parking spot 16 29.63%
50/50 20 37.04%
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post #41 of 49 (permalink) Old 02-01-2017, 06:51 PM
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If you back into a diagonal spot, you're technically driving the wrong way. At least down here, that's a good way to get a nice ticket.
Haven't been ticketed yet. Backing out into oncoming traffic is a risk I'd rather prefer avoiding where I can. Limited visibility and high speed is a dangerous mix.

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If someone put diagonal parking on a 40 mph street, then that's dumb as hell - but the only places I ever see it is in downtown areas where traffic barely is able to go the 25 mph speed limit.

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There's one at the corner of my street where I work. Busy intersection, lots of yellow light runners. Not a place I'd want to park lol

My car's rear visibility is particularly bad too. Tiny quarter windows, mile wide C pillar, presidential window tint. Dicey to back out from any angle.

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There's one at the corner of my street where I work. Busy intersection, lots of yellow light runners. Not a place I'd want to park lol

My car's rear visibility is particularly bad too. Tiny quarter windows, mile wide C pillar, presidential window tint. Dicey to back out from any angle.
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I think the main reason people do it in Hawaii so much is that our parking lots are a lot smaller. Narrow parking spots and narrow parking lanes make it tough and dangerous to park nose first. Not to mention everyone seems to like big trucks here lol

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Backing in is the best way to go more exiting vision
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At work I usually back in. In parking lots I try to drive through the space so I can just drive out. Or I just drive in but then I have to back out. I'm bad at parallel parking so it's good that there's nowhere I really have to do it. I always drive forward into the driveway.
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I prefer to back in as I know who is behind (and in front) when I pull up, but not always the case when I back out

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