Perpendicular Parking

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Do You Back In? Or Nose In?

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Perpendicular Parking

Post by bravedave »

Unless prohibited, I usually back into a parking space, when parking perpendicularly. I bet most people who frequently drive a truck or large SUV do the same. Also, police frequently park this way.
How do you park?

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Re: Perpendicular Parking

Post by Left Field ParrotHead »

Back in...

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Re: Perpendicular Parking

Post by SharkOnLand »

As long as you're not one of those idiots who backs into a diagonal spot...

I nose in, BTW. Usually drive a car, or a smaller SUV, so it's not a problem.
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Re: Perpendicular Parking

Post by Rabbitz »

The reason I back in comes from driving articulated vehicles and towing trailers.

You can always drive out of a spot you reversed into. The same is not true of reversing out of a spot you drove into...
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Re: Perpendicular Parking

Post by tigzoe »

More times than not, I am driving to work. If I have the dogs, I back in so they can jump out of the Jeep. If not, I nose in. I guess you can say I go both ways, depends on what is happening that day.
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Re: Perpendicular Parking

Post by big john »

I think you mean "parallel parking". I do it in a four-door pickup. :pirate:
http://www.ehow.com/video_1872_parallel-park.html
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Re: Perpendicular Parking

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I pull forward into the spot. I can't see well, nor can I keep the car straight going in reverse. :oops:

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Re: Perpendicular Parking

Post by phjrsaunt »

I pull through whenever possible, b/c I remember Daddy telling me to do that in case my battery dies and needs to be jumped. However, I'm too lazy to back into a space (for that same reason), so please don't tell my father on me [smilie=battingeyes.gif]
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Re: Perpendicular Parking

Post by pbans »

I pull in....I can't explain why I can back out, but I can't back in.....it makes no sense....but that's just the way it is.
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Re: Perpendicular Parking

Post by surfpirate »

big john wrote:I think you mean "parallel parking". I do it in a four-door pickup. :pirate:
http://www.ehow.com/video_1872_parallel-park.html
No. You are referring to
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car ----- car

He meant perpendicular parking.
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as opposed to

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as opposed to


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Re: Perpendicular Parking

Post by Hockey Mon »

I usually back in but recently I noticed I've been pulling nose in. It really all depends on my mood and the day.
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Re: Perpendicular Parking

Post by Wino you know »

My parking spot at work is configured diagonally, so I usually just pull in, because it's an easy spot to back out of.
Parking at the grocery store is also set up diagonally.
Anywhere else, I just go with the flow.

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Re: Perpendicular Parking

Post by LIPH »

I go straight in. The only bad thing is if I get stuck next to a big ass SUV, then it's hard to see when I'm backing out.
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Re: Perpendicular Parking

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pbans wrote:I pull in....I can't explain why I can back out, but I can't back in.....it makes no sense....but that's just the way it is.
I'm the same way, Paige!!!!! :lol:

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Re: Perpendicular Parking

Post by big john »

surfpirate wrote:
big john wrote:I think you mean "parallel parking". I do it in a four-door pickup. :pirate:
http://www.ehow.com/video_1872_parallel-park.html
No. You are referring to
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car ----- car

He meant perpendicular parking.
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as opposed to

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\ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \

as opposed to


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Oooops, okay, I see, my mistake. :pirate:
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Re: Perpendicular Parking

Post by Ceol na Mara »

I back in. On the occasions when I am forced to nose in (only see a spot at the last minute, and car in back too close on my tail), I wind up having to adjust about five or six times. :roll:
When I back in, it's one, two and I'm there (maybe three). My driving instructor taught me well!
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Re: Perpendicular Parking

Post by Ceol na Mara »

Oops. No, I made a mistake, too. I thought we were talking about parallel parking.
I pull in and, like Auntie, I try to get a parking space where I can pull through. I read that's what shoplifters do so they can make a fast getaway. :wink: :wench:
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Re: Perpendicular Parking

Post by buffettbride »

Not so good with the parking. I usually hit stuff. Ass end first. Nose end first. Doesn't matter. I hit stuff.
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I take it anyway I can.
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Re: Perpendicular Parking

Post by chippewa »

LIPH wrote:I go straight in. The only bad thing is if I get stuck next to a big ass SUV, then it's hard to see when I'm backing out.
One of my pet peeves (I have several :lol: ) is when trying to make a turn out of a lot, a SUV pulls up right next to me to turn the opposite direction. They end up blocking my view of oncoming traffic. If they hang back just a little bit, they can still see over my little car and not block my vision. Soccer moms. :roll: :D

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