Back In or Drive Into A Parking Spot?
Most drivers think it’s okay to drive into a parking spot because it’s easier at the time. But according to Angelo DiCicco from Young Drivers of Canada,
“If you pull into a space because you think it’s easier, you’re fooling yourself, you’re lying or you’re really dumb because at some point you’ll have to back out of that space.”
In a recent article in the Globe and Mail, the topic of how to park in a parking stall was addressed. Despite what drivers think, going in front forward is not the way to do it.
Driving forward into a parking stall is easy. There is not much to it. A driver can easily position the vehicle to fit with relatively no major fuss. The problem is when a driver decides to leave the space. Going forward means coming out backward. According to Young Drivers,
“If you pull into a space because you think it’s easier, you’re fooling yourself, you’re lying or you’re really dumb because at some point you’ll have to back out of that space,” says Angelo DiCicco, General Manager of Young Drivers of Canada (YDC). “Lazy people pull in and wait until later to do the work – and they’re in a rush to get out and they’ll hit a kid or another car.”
Reverse Park Is The Parking Spot Solution
Backing out of a parking stall means that the driver’s vehicle is moving into an uncontrolled environment. There is a greater risk of a collision between other vehicles, pedestrians and even the elusive shopping cart that always seems to make an appearance when there is a vehicle present.
To master reverse-park, click here and follow the steps provided to you by Angelo DiCicco from Young Drivers of Canada.