i assume you guys are talking about 90 degree parking...in the city its all parallel; reminds me of the seinfeld episode i just saw the other day when george and this other dude argue about a spot when george backs up to park and the other guy pulls in head-first
i was thinking the exact same thing 2 days ago when I saw some cars parked like that in a parking garage. It seems like more work to me. And if i tried doing it I would probably back into the cars on either side of the spot
It's actually safer to back into a parking spot or your driveway. When you back up you can't see ANYTHING whatsoever. So when you back into your parking spot you drive by it to make sure nobody is around then back in. On the way out you aren't backing INTO pedestrian / automobile traffic and you have full visibility. It's much much safer, although a PITA if you ask me.
because it is much easier to make 100% sure noone is going to hit you when you are backing INTO it (you can see up and down the lane) rather than blindly (slowly) backing out and hoping some dumb wh0re isn't trying to make a quick insurance buck off ya.
I went to meet a girl I had met online. We were supposed to meet outside of Starbucks. I arrived first, and *just to be extra careful*, I picked the least congested parking area and backed into the parking spot. Just in case, her real life appearence wasn't like her photograh.
Didn't even need to, real life appearence was 10 times better than the picture I was surprised.
so you can see when youre pulling out. when you back in, its controlled and no ones gonna hit you. when you back out, you have no idea what idiot is on their cell phone not paying attention, about to smoke you. however, i never back in when there are people behind me. no one ever gets it and they always get in the friggen way.
i was taught to always back in at my driving school, so i got really good at it. ive been getting really lazy recently though. its pretty bad now. lol.