tigger19687
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Re: Back-In Parking

Thu Jan 14, 2016 7:49 am

After watching those, I would rather park it myself as I could do it faster.
Best used by people that can't park well LOL JK
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Re: Back-In Parking

Thu Jan 14, 2016 10:14 am

JoeS wrote:I'm in love - videos showing Tesla (v7.1 software update) autonomously backing into perpendicular parking spots
The Tesla can probably 'see' of sense many impending dangers that the human operator could easily overlook, so I agree - If you like back-in parking, please be safe and buy a Tesla . . . . no doubt the car can do it better than you can

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Re: Back-In Parking

Mon Feb 01, 2016 4:21 pm

(Joe, you'll like this)

New personal policy put in place today. Unless marked, I am now backing into every parking spot. This morning, I was backing out of a space, past the point of yielding to cross traffic, when a guy decided to drive right behind the car I was driving (company car, not the i-MiEV). I was looking the other way at that moment when I noticed movement in the rear view mirror, and immediately hit the brakes to avoid a collision. The guy then proceeded to run the stop sign on his way out of the lot, but he wasn't in a hurry.

I know there'll be disagreement, but a parking space is a much more controlled environment to be driving into half-blind. Plus, an empty space can be scoped out before parking (you drive past then back in, right?).

OK, rant over.
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Re: Back-In Parking

Mon Feb 01, 2016 6:16 pm

I'm a proponent of back in parking! It has only one drawback. That is, that if other drivers are around they are completely befuddled by the maneuver preceding backing in. I mostly back in to park, but too often there are just too many other vehicles jockeying for parking space for it to be practical. In those cases I go nose in. Ironically the busy lot (to disruptive if you back in) is the one that you really should be leaving your space going forwards!

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Re: Back-In Parking

Mon Feb 01, 2016 8:38 pm

PV1, glad it didn't end up being a crunching experience.

Aerowhatt, I understand what you mean by people being befuddled as you first pull forward and then start backing up. I find that turning on the emergency blinkers keeps them at bay and before they have a chance to recover, I've backed in! :o
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Re: Back-In Parking

Tue Feb 02, 2016 12:44 am

Seinfeld got this covered as well: https://youtu.be/egsdc7tZ_xc
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Re: Back-In Parking

Tue Feb 02, 2016 3:51 pm

JoeS wrote:Aerowhatt, I understand what you mean by people being befuddled as you first pull forward and then start backing up. I find that turning on the emergency blinkers keeps them at bay and before they have a chance to recover, I've backed in! :o


Excellent idea! Doh . . . I should have thought of that :oops:

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Re: Back-In Parking

Thu Feb 04, 2016 11:00 am

JoeS wrote:PV1, glad it didn't end up being a crunching experience.

It probably seemed a lot closer than it was, but I still would've seen him sooner if I was pulling forward out of the spot, especially more so in the i-MiEV (with it being "snoutless" :lol:. Believe me, the lack of a front end has saved me from a high speed collision with a BMW.)

New policy is working well so far. If someone else is around when I'm trying to park, I usually put the turn signal on to say I want the spot.

As for the Seinfeld clip, you drive past a parallel parking spot and back into it. George is right. The exception (though not in the book) is when there are two consecutive spots. Then one may pull in nose-first.
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Re: Back-In Parking

Wed Apr 27, 2016 10:37 am

Some of you might chortle - a couple of days ago I received this "warning" issued by a private security guard at a local hospital.

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Found the guard who gave me this warning and asked him (nicely) why?
"Because it's not safe"
He didn't want to talk about it at all but just said not to do it.
So I went upstairs seeking the head honcho of Facilities but she was not at work yet (it was around 9:30am) but I talked nicely with her assistant who had never heard of such a restriction and we discussed the pros and cons of this technique and I left her my contact info and she promised that someone would get back to me... not holding my breath.
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Re: Back-In Parking

Fri Apr 29, 2016 9:38 am

That's BS, unless it was Angled parking ??
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