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    While i agree reversing in may be safer, it takes a lot more confidence reversing into a park rather than driving in. I have never had a problem reversing out of a car space.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdornedWithCats View Post
    While i agree reversing in may be safer, it takes a lot more confidence reversing into a park rather than driving in. I have never had a problem reversing out of a car space.

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    I had that - a truck, indicating left, pulls in close to the curb to do a left turn and then suddenly went straight through - I almost had a heart attack!

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    Just the other day, I was driving up to a roundabout that was at a t-junction so we could either go straight or left (or do a u-turn). The person in front of me indicated right. Sure enough they went straight!

    Which is not as bad, of course, as people coming from my right who indicate left when they're going straight. Therefore they almost hit me when I go because I assumed that when they indicated left because they were indeed intending to turn left!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdornedWithCats View Post
    While i agree reversing in may be safer, it takes a lot more confidence reversing into a park rather than driving in. I have never had a problem reversing out of a car space.
    I think it's just a matter of practice. I used to be perfectly fine at forward parking and did it well but about 7 years ago, I read about reverse parking being safer and now I do that exclusively and am terrible at forward parking on the rare occasion that I have to!

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    I think it's just a matter of practice. I used to be perfectly fine at forward parking and did it well but about 7 years ago, I read about reverse parking being safer and now I do that exclusively and am terrible at forward parking on the rare occasion that I have to!
    My dad made me reverse park everywhere when teaching as he said it was safer. Despite having my licence for years I have virtually little experience parking nose first, and I am just terrible at it lol. I too have had close shaves on the rare times I have driven in, with other cars zooming past or shoppers running behind you.. I feel like there's way too many blind spots and not in control at all of my safety (and pedestrians!)

    For what it's worth for my test (nsw) I had to parallel park (only one car around though) and I haven't done it since, it's been too long now so I simply avoid it.
    I was not required to do any other parking... My rta had heaps of on street parking for the bays with no other cars so it was a matter of simply pulling up.

    I think there are worse things in the world them terrible parking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apple iPhart6 View Post
    I think it's just a matter of practice. I used to be perfectly fine at forward parking and did it well but about 7 years ago, I read about reverse parking being safer and now I do that exclusively and am terrible at forward parking on the rare occasion that I have to!
    Weren't pp's discussing 'just practising' or getting more lessons above?

    I don't disagree that practising doesn't help but that there are drivers who struggle enough with parking forwards let alone in reverse?

    The idea of parking only reverse is mind boggling to me. I had never even heard of reverse only angled parking until I read this thread. Maybe its a state thing?

    Eta: for what it's worth in my test i had to reverse parallel park (1 car) then forward park into a 90 degree car spot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AdornedWithCats View Post
    Weren't pp's discussing 'just practising' or getting more lessons above?

    I don't disagree that practising doesn't help but that there are drivers who struggle enough with parking forwards let alone in reverse?

    The idea of parking only reverse is mind boggling to me. I had never even heard of reverse only angled parking until I read this thread. Maybe its a state thing?

    Eta: for what it's worth in my test i had to reverse parallel park (1 car) then forward park into a 90 degree car spot.
    Near my place the angled parking has signs saying reverse park only. And at work we have to reverse into the spots in the carpark even though its not angled. It really is a safety precaution for oncoming traffic and pedestrians i think. Im ok at it as i do it every day, but its not like i exclusively reverse park. If im at the shops and know i need to get into my boot later i forward park.

    I will admit i am a horrible parallel parker. I used to be fine until i got pregnant, now i feel like i constantly run into the gutter! I usually have to go for a second go

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    I don't even know how someone an get into the park without dangerous driving, then obstructing the two cars next to it. It makes no sense at ALL.

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    I see this when I go to dreamworld and the lanes are one way. So I put that down to driving the wrong way and even driving through the parks but in this case the only thing is that they reversed although very strange.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Miss Sunshine View Post
    My dad made me reverse park everywhere when teaching as he said it was safer. Despite having my licence for years I have virtually little experience parking nose first, and I am just terrible at it lol. I too have had close shaves on the rare times I have driven in, with other cars zooming past or shoppers running behind you.. I feel like there's way too many blind spots and not in control at all of my safety (and pedestrians!)

    For what it's worth for my test (nsw) I had to parallel park (only one car around though) and I haven't done it since, it's been too long now so I simply avoid it.
    I was not required to do any other parking... My rta had heaps of on street parking for the bays with no other cars so it was a matter of simply pulling up.

    I think there are worse things in the world them terrible parking.
    Even before I had a reverse camera I reversed in rather than forward park I find it much easier. But maybe that's because my instructor gave me some tips, people think forward parking is too easy to instruct so don't spend time on it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Freyamum View Post
    Even before I had a reverse camera I reversed in rather than forward park I find it much easier. But maybe that's because my instructor gave me some tips, people think forward parking is too easy to instruct so don't spend time on it!
    I'd be interested to hear the tips. Even though I reverse park, I tend to cheat and drive forward at an angle so I get in easier than the "proper" way of driving past and backing in the full 90 degrees.

    My friend was in my car with me one day as I was backing into a spot and she was astounded that I don't use my reverse camera for backing in, I just use my mirrors. I do use it to see how far back to go, though. It's particularly useful in cases like the other day when the car behind me was pulled all the way into their bay so if I'd used them as a guide, I'd have ended up over the line into their bay!


 

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