In SW Florida Publix grocery store has one-way "street" angled parking. Those you nose in.angled parking spots head in. straight spots back in. easier and safer when its time to leave
Mining industry guy here, yep, always reverse park if possible, pull through, or if angled/one way then pull in.I've spent the last 20 years In coal and oilfield. "First move forward" you always back in imo. Unless angled spaces and directional asiles then not much choice
Yep, Publix here is angled with one-way, which is fine for pull in/back out. Of course you see the folks pulling through to park then pull out forwards and going the wrong way. For the love of God...ahhahahIn SW Florida Publix grocery store has one-way "street" angled parking. Those you nose in.
And that one-way setup got me honked at visiting my mother near Estero. Newbie mistake
That's why many companies require employees driving company vehicles to place a cone behind when they park. Forces the walk around/gain situational awareness before pulling away.My workplace encouraged parking so that one can always drive out forwards. The first choice in a parking lot is to pull through to the facing space so that you don't have to use reverse at all.
Backing is dangerous - a disproportionate number of accidents involve backing.
Another good practice they encouraged was to walk right around the car before getting in, looking for obstructions and identifying hazards. Most people don't do this, but it would save a lot of block heater cords in cold-weather places.
It's always beneficial to pull forward to leave b/c you can see better. Backing in allows you to have more control of that issue b/c you are in the flow of traffic so to say and by stopping and reversing in nobody is sneaking around you. This isn't controversial, it's been proven time and time again that pulling forward to leave is safer than backing out - it's why many companies with fleet vehicles require it.I feel like 9/10 times people who back in just want attention. There is a rare instance where it’s more beneficial. Sometimes it’s easier to back in with a big pickup.
And sorry, it doesn’t save time. It’s the same one way or another. Either taking longer to get into your destination or longer to leave.
I just pull in.
Yeah - that's about the only time I don't pull through b/c you need access to the rear for loading.I back in as much as possible. I do not back in at Costco or Home Depot etc. strictly due to grocery / goods loading issues. Someone mentioned pulling through to the immediate opposing spot, that is my favorite technique when it is available.