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Do you back out of parking lot spaces?

8 years ago

Dedtired's post about her mom's parking-lot accident validates my decades-long practice of parking only in spaces I can pull straight out of. Although I don't mind putting the car into reverse (and in fact I'm a good parallel parker), I feel there are sp many hazards in parking lots, which are known to be dangerous places, that I just want a straight shot with maximum visibility.

So often I see cars pulling into a parking space where the space in front of them is vacant. Instead of moving ahead and pulling into it, the driver stops in the first space. When the space in front of him fills, he'll have to back out of the space.

If you do that, I'm curious to know why. Ever think about parking lot parking?

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