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The Benefits Of Backing Into A Parking Space

The Benefits Of Backing Into A Parking Space
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Do you know that thousands of people get injured and some of them even get killed by drivers who are backing out of driveways and parking lots? Sounds unbelievable, right? Well, there’s a simple way to stop the madness. Do backing into a parking space so there is no need to back out.

You can see that everyone does back parking in a parallel parking space. Do the same in the spots that are perpendicular to the wall and the rate of driveway accidents will decrease dramatically.

Why Should You Be Backing Into A Parking Space?

Backing into a parking spot is easier these days because most modern cars have parking assist system and backup cameras. But, why do you do reverse parking when heading directly to the parking spot seems more convenient?

Well, here are some good arguments in favor of backing into a parking space:

backing into a parking spot
Forward parking can cause accidents.


Reversing into an empty parking spot is always easier than reversing to back out into a busy street. The maneuvering time is likely to be similar to the forward parking but it is easier and safer.

Safety. For Others And For You

When you reverse drive the car to go into a designated parking space, you can drive forward at the time of going out. It means that you will have better views of the surroundings when coming out, avoiding smashing into the oncoming traffic or bumping into pedestrians.

Also, back parking means the car’s boot will be against a wall in the parking zone. It prevents thieves from breaking into the vehicle.

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Easy Access To The Engine

If you need to access the engine for any reason when the car is parked, backing into a parking space is the right choice. You can easily check what’s going on under the hood.

Convenient In Emergencies

You can drive the vehicle straight out of the parking lot during an emergency. You cannot have this convenience if you forward drive to park the car.

Always reverse park to get these benefits and avoid unnecessary risk and hazards. If you don’t know how to do reverse parking, jump into the next section.

how to back into a parking space
Reverse parking is easier with modern cars.

How To Back Into A Parking Space

Backing into a parking space is nothing complicated. If you are doing it for the first time, follow these instructions:

  1. Drive your car to the parking space in a way that the bumper stays slightly in front of the designated spot. Turn the emergency flashers on so that other drivers become aware of your intention.
  2. Check for oncoming vehicles and pedestrians from the front and behind before shifting the transmission to reverse. Turn the steering wheel to the right when you are moving backward and then straighten it when the car enters the spot.
  3. Keep doing it until your car’s nose is in line with the nose of other vehicles in that row. Shift the transmission into ‘Park’ and you are done.

Want to see everything in more detail? Check out the video below: 

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1 Comment
  1. cdba says

    I guess it all depends on the situation and the driver’s experience behind the wheel. Some find it easier to reverse, others not.

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