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Old 08-25-2010, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
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Anyone have any real life experience with reverse angle parking?
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Old 08-30-2010, 06:36 AM
 
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Well, I always reverse into a loading dock. But that's not what's being discussed here...

Frankly, I have no experience with it, but like the idea. Especially the idea of pulling forward into traffic verses backing into it. But I'm really not sure that the total accident count may not stay the same. Most trucking companies experience damage while backing more than any other low-speed truck operation. And it does get complicated when the driver behind you is too close for you to back your vehicle.
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Old 08-31-2010, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Sinking in the Great Salt Lake
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Yes. There is a single block face here in SLC that is set up that way and it is a pain in the ass. It is also the ultimate parking ticket trap. I hate reverse angle parking.
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Old 08-31-2010, 05:53 PM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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I read up on it, looks like a good (and safe) way to get out of the space the problem with it is the idiot behind me that sits on my bumper so as I would pull past the space with my blinker on, so i can then back into it. he on my bumper so i cant back in to it.
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Old 08-31-2010, 05:59 PM
 
Location: SoCal, Idaho
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I almost always back into parking spots.

Its much safer to back up while you've been driving for awhile (senses are all working together), instead of backing up the second you jump in the car, and are re-acclimating yourself to controlling the vehicle.

With that being said, I haven't used the reverse angle parking ever ..but seems interesting.
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Old 08-31-2010, 06:08 PM
 
Location: The City
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What is reverse angle parking?
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Old 08-31-2010, 06:20 PM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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It where you back into a angle space.
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Old 08-31-2010, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
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There are several advantages. Exiting from the vehicle is toward the rear and away from traffic which is much better for children especially. Removing items from the rear of the vehicle or storing items there is away from traffic is safer and more convenient. When pulling into traffic it is easier to drive forward and visibility is vastly improved.

It is being used in a number of places now but I was wanting to know if there were any personal experiences that might be shared.

As far as I can tell the primary disadvantage is educating drivers to something new. I read one negative report that theorized the problems encountered all were due to the large number of visitors to an area. So it may be that it is better suited to an area with repeat users.

It seems better suited to me for an area where bicycle and pedestrian traffic is coincidental with automobiles.
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Old 08-31-2010, 07:16 PM
 
Location: The City
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so basically just the opposite of front angled. i see the benefits but have never seen it anywhere
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Old 08-31-2010, 07:19 PM
 
Location: FLG/PHX/MKE
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I don't have any real world experience with reverse angle parking, but I always back into parking spaces whenever possible. Unlike backing into traffic when leaving a parking spot, when you back into a parking spot, you just looked at it, you know that it was empty, and there is no traffic coming out of it. Driving forward into traffic is much easier and safer than trying to back out, IMO.
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