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Re: Back-In Parking

Fri Apr 29, 2016 10:52 am

tigger19687 wrote:That's BS, unless it was Angled parking ??
Nope, this was one of the few spots in the garage that is actually perpendicular to the wall and very easily-accessible by backing-in without blocking traffic (there was none, anyway, as I had gone in very early). Still haven't heard back from them... :evil:
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Re: Back-In Parking

Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:21 pm

Recently in the news. Perhaps backing into the parking space would have helped in this instance...

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/walmart-parking-lot-rampage-caught-on-video/
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Re: Back-In Parking

Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:06 pm

:|

Just another reason for me to avoid Wal-Mart. Unfortunately, backing into the space didn't help me that day last year:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/kgheuxv5ajbm0 ... M.jpg?dl=0

However, I don't have any pictures for the collisions backing in has avoided ;) . I very nearly got taken out at Little Caesar's a few weeks ago. Some idiot in a hurry flying into the parking lot :roll:
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Re: Back-In Parking

Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:51 am

Large department stores must be different in my neck of the woods - Can't remember the last time I saw a parking lot where the spaces are not angled in - If you back into those (and some idiots do) then you're pulling out against the flow of one way traffic

I *think* the preponderance of 'angle in' parking spots it to deter people from even thinking about backing in, especially in states where we only have a license plate on the rear - Back in parking is actually illegal many places for this reason . . . . the law wants your rear plate to be visible when you're parked

http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/sho ... p?t=722953

Works for me! - I hate front license plates, so if that's the price we pay (no back in parking) I'm all for it :D

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Re: Back-In Parking

Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:38 pm

Interesting Florida law about that - good thing I didn't get a ticket when I backed my Tesla into the Superchargers during last year's trip (I have no front license plate on that car either, which is illegal in California). :o

Hmm, now that I think about it, many (if not most) of our parking lot spaces are perpendicular to the traffic flow (get more spots that way), but there is one local town parking area that has them angled, and there's a public EVSE that I need to use occasionally which means backing-in to charge. Happily, the i-MiEV is soooo maneuverable that it's not an issue at all.
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Re: Back-In Parking

Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:31 pm

Always on the lookout for progressive solutions for traffic and parking issues, I was gratified on our latest Tesla cross-country trip to see many more communities across the country adopting roundababouts in lieu of traditional traffic lights; but I digress...

Just before reaching the Wyoming border in Idaho we came to Victor, Idaho, and another pleasant surprise: they have extensively adopted back-in parking! This is farm country, and perhaps their locals are more skilled at maneuvering their cars than city-folk, but it was great to see this wholesale adoption of my favorite parking technique! Note the great visibility the cars have of oncoming traffic and bicycles when pulling out of the parking spot.

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Re: Back-In Parking

Wed Nov 01, 2017 3:40 am

^ a much more sensible approach to parking, especially is the main road through a town is also the one that you need to park on - which is probably more common in the US than most other places come to think of it. Safer too, as you can load your shopping into the car from the sidewalk/ pavement, and you may even have a safer view of the road when rejoining it.
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Re: Back-In Parking

Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:15 am

Wow, Joe! Overhead drone footage to supplement the ground views - Tell us more about your drone equipment

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Re: Back-In Parking

Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:48 am

Methinks Joe tapped into a satellite feed via Google Earth, though no doubt he'd be an ace drone pilot!
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Re: Back-In Parking

Wed Nov 01, 2017 8:04 am

Drones are on my bucket list - this was nothing more than a screenshot of a Google Map satellite view of this town's main street; I should have given them credit up front. Subsequently, I googled back-in parking in Victor ID and I see that it was not without controversy, and was evidently mandated by the state.
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