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It's much safer and for that reason it's usually what you should do. Also minor secondary benefit of it's better to piss about manoeuvring with a warm engine than a cold one.
Why is it safer? It's never hard to manoeuvre out, it's just reverse, turn, go, at worst you might have to stop go forward then back and go
 

Bahnhof Strasse

A-wob a-bob bob
Tight spaces it is often easier to reverse in to, but I would rather drive to the edge of the car park or top floor rather than fuck around. Quite a large car tho.
 

mauvais

change has become unavoidable
Why is it safer? It's never hard to manoeuvre out, it's just reverse, turn, go, at worst you might have to stop go forward then back and go
Because there are often people and vehicles moving about in the lane you're trying to get out into, with restricted visibility, and very rarely people stood about in the single space you're trying to reverse into.
 
Tight spaces it is often easier to reverse in to, but I would rather drive to the edge of the car park or top floor rather than fuck around. Quite a large car tho.
I disagree it's easier to reverse in, even if it's tight it's easy to go in forwards in one movement usually. But yeah I'll just park where there is space given choice, why fuck around
 
Because there are often people and vehicles moving about in the lane you're trying to get out into, with restricted visibility, and very rarely people stood about in the single space you're trying to reverse into.
Fair point. Still not doing it though
 

StoneRoad

heckling from the back!
I much prefer to reverse into a parking space, although I usually get it in one go (plenty of practice). I will often almost touch the back wall, if available - I drive an estate / hatchback - so no-one can get to the back end. The small amount of shopping (or other baggage) goes on the floor, behind my seat (not on the passenger seat).
Safer and quicker to drive out forwards, you have better visibility for other vehicles / pedestrians (children) and not shunting with a cold engine.
 
Hang around in car parks for a bit like I seem to and tell me the average person finds it easier to reverse in, seems to take most people about three minutes
 

polly

Well-Known Member
The prize is obviously two spaces end to end, so you can drive in forwards over one space and into the other, so you are facing forwards without having to reverse at all.

Failing that I like to park in the far away, more secluded spots so you have lots of room and also so no one can see me taking 20 minutes over it.
 

Spymaster

Cockney Wanker
The prize is obviously two spaces end to end, so you can drive in forwards over one space and into the other, so you are facing forwards without having to reverse at all.
I know someone who did that and didn't notice the kerb between the spaces. Dickhead. :hmm: :oops:
 

polly

Well-Known Member
By the way, I have started complimenting strangers on their parking. It's probably a bit of a weird thing to do but they always seem really pleased. Praise the good behaviour to see more of it :thumbs:

Of course, driving a large Audi I just slam it in to the first disabled bay I can find, if there's two free I'll try and stick it across both.
:D:D

I know someone who did that and didn't notice the kerb between the spaces. Dickhead. :hmm: :oops:
If it makes your friend feel any better, my friend was almost caught out by a little diamond shaped flower bed the other day. I think car park planners do it on purpose :mad:
 

Leafster

From the FRow
The prize is obviously two spaces end to end, so you can drive in forwards over one space and into the other, so you are facing forwards without having to reverse at all.

Failing that I like to park in the far away, more secluded spots so you have lots of room and also so no one can see me taking 20 minutes over it.
The mum of one of my schoolmates would look for end to end spaces. If she couldn't find one, she'd drive back home and try again later as she hated reversing. :D
 

polly

Well-Known Member
Sainsbury's on Finchley Rd., has those stupid diamond things which cut-off a huge corner of the parking space.

What the utter fuck is that all about???? :mad:
Either sadism, or to stop you from driving all over the car park willy nilly and crashing into someone sensibly reversing in. Or a bit of both :mad:

The mum of one of my schoolmates would look for end to end spaces. If she couldn't find one, she'd drive back home and try again later as she hated reversing. :D
:D A friend's mum stops strangers in the street and asks them to park for her. She's in her 80s and has never parked her own car.
 

planetgeli

There's no future in England's dreaming
Why do so many people spend ages reversing into parking spaces, back and forth back and forth, instead of going in forward and reversing out piece of piss. Seems inefficient.
If they’re taking ages, it’s because they can’t drive very well. And it is not always easier to go in forwards, depending on the car and/or the space.

If you reverse out on to a road and hit another car, there’s every chance you’ll be done for driving without due care and attention.

If you can use your mirrors, reversing into a space is a piece of piss. I don’t recognise this shunt back and forth you speak of.
 

Lupa

Well-Known Member
Having a little camera at the back of the car has made reversing the car a complete doddle. Not that I had any problems before but the other day I had to reverse down a sort of laneway and turn at the end, go backwards through 2 bollards and then between 2 pillars.
I received some looks of admiration and some of disbelief from a few elderly male golfers.

(I hasten to add that I do not golf or frequent golf clubs and was only there to give a talk to some people about music therapy)
 
Reversing in makes it far easier to get it straight. People who drive in forwards in my local supermarket never seem to get it in straight and essentially block the next space for anyone else. I can reverse in in one move usually but sometimes have to go out and and in once more but i'm usually pretty quick at doing that.

Also, my car is really long and has rear parking sensors, not front, so I can be loads more accurate if I reverse in.
 
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