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What Moron ???
« on: August 08, 2019, 09:48:04 PM »
What absolute moron invented reverse angle parking   >:(   This would have to be the stupidest system ever foisted on the public. Some councils have had the brains to go to normal drive in angle parking   :cup: but a lot seem to be in the dark ages   ???   WTF.
This system is just dumb, it holds up traffic, you can't see a parking spot untill you're level with it and, big deal, it's easier to get out onto the road, stuff me if you can't reverse out without hitting some one you shouldn't be driving
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« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2019, 09:56:57 PM »
Is it the sore neck or the broken mirror which is the problem?

Have been taught in the 3 workplace sponsored driver training programs that I have attend over the years that the safest way to park is always to reverse park. Keep the pedestrians or other vehicles in your mirrors when you park and in your direct vision as you leave the parking spot.

Has worked for me for many decades.
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« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2019, 10:00:49 PM »
Reverse parking is pretty much the standard on mine sites these days as it greatly reduces the likelihood of backing into something or someone.


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« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2019, 10:01:33 PM »
My kids school is reverse angle parking and I’ve never had an issue with it.

It is fun watching a couple of the mums in their 5” lifted 80 series have a few goes at it and one specific grandma in her 200 series that gives up after a while and double parks at the u-turn bay. ;)

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Re: What Moron ???
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2019, 10:15:18 PM »
It's a hell of a lot easier and safer than nose in angled reverse parking, when you are exiting the parking spot.

Oops, nose in I meant,
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« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2019, 10:57:25 PM »
They do it that way so you can gas out the shops and alfresco diners with smelly  exhaust fumes easier ..  ;D
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Re: What Moron ???
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2019, 11:42:14 PM »
What absolute moron invented reverse angle parking   >:(   This would have to be the stupidest system ever foisted on the public. Some councils have had the brains to go to normal drive in angle parking   :cup: but a lot seem to be in the dark ages   ???   WTF.
This system is just dumb, it holds up traffic, you can't see a parking spot untill you're level with it and, big deal, it's easier to get out onto the road, stuff me if you can't reverse out without hitting some one you shouldn't be driving

I would have thought it holds up traffic less than nose in parking. But, I don’t have facts and figures to back up that assumption.


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« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2019, 03:59:09 AM »
What absolute moron invented reverse angle parking   >:(   This would have to be the stupidest system ever foisted on the public. Some councils have had the brains to go to normal drive in angle parking   :cup: but a lot seem to be in the dark ages   ???   WTF.
This system is just dumb, it holds up traffic, you can't see a parking spot untill you're level with it and, big deal, it's easier to get out onto the road, stuff me if you can't reverse out without hitting some one you shouldn't be driving

Just another old person who can't drive and wants the world altered to suit his unskilled talent.

Might be time to hand the ol license in....hmmm  :police:
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« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2019, 05:43:35 AM »
It's a hell of a lot easier and safer than nose in angled reverse parking, when you are exiting the parking spot.

This is why it should be compulsory.  :cheers: I'm sick of dipchits reversing out into the live traffic.  >:D

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Re: What Moron ???
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2019, 06:42:27 AM »
Wouldn't it be good also if the old guys and girls realised that it is meant to be 45 degrees and not 90?  ::)

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« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2019, 07:02:07 AM »
Wouldn't it be good also if the old guys and girls realised that it is meant to be 45 degrees and not 90?  ::)

I think he means you Keith.....  ;D
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« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2019, 08:35:31 AM »
And your not meant to have the van on the back when reverse angle parking

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« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2019, 08:53:10 AM »
I think he means you Keith.....  ;D

I think he does too. And he'd be right.
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Re: What Moron ???
« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2019, 09:22:13 AM »
What absolute moron invented reverse angle parking   >:(   This would have to be the stupidest system ever foisted on the public. Some councils have had the brains to go to normal drive in angle parking   :cup: but a lot seem to be in the dark ages   ???   WTF.
This system is just dumb, it holds up traffic, you can't see a parking spot untill you're level with it and, big deal, it's easier to get out onto the road, stuff me if you can't reverse out without hitting some one you shouldn't be driving

it is simply designed to catch out people who cant drive. the are usually the same ones winging the loudest about it ;D
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« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2019, 10:07:16 AM »
I think it should be standard for all angle parking. Reverse angle parking is a lot safer than driving straight in.
You can visually see the area you are going to park before backing in.
When driving out you can actually see the traffic before you are half way out on the live traffic.
As your first move is forward you can see a lot more in front of you than you could if reversing out.
Its really a no brainer that reverse parking is a safer option, just ask anyone who has nearly hit someone while reversing out of a drive way or parking spot.

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Re: What Moron ???
« Reply #15 on: August 09, 2019, 10:22:27 AM »
It's a hell of a lot easier and safer than nose in angled reverse parking, when you are exiting the parking spot.
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Re: What Moron ???
« Reply #16 on: August 09, 2019, 11:01:58 AM »
My two bob's worth is this:

1. You need a lot more road to drive straight in, particularly with a large 4WD. Otherwise you might hold traffic up while you take two bites.
2. You can turn sharper in reverse.
3. Having backed in, when you come out you can see the traffic.

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Re: What Moron ???
« Reply #17 on: August 09, 2019, 11:17:34 AM »
Some councils have had the brains to go to normal drive in angle parking   :cup: but a lot seem to be in the dark ages   ???   WTF.
Yeah it's easier to park but if you have a ute with a canopy on it it is a nightmare to reverse out into the traffic as you can't see a bloody thing. If I have the other half with me I have to get her to be my eyes otherwise it is just pot luck and hope the traffic just stops to let me out. A reversing camera won't help you either as the angles aren't right.
Reverse in parking is so much easier.
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Re: What Moron ???
« Reply #18 on: August 09, 2019, 11:20:46 AM »
it is simply designed to catch out people who cant drive. the are usually the same ones winging the loudest about it ;D
It is simply designed to make it difficult for people with a canopy on a ute. No other reason. Nothing to do with their driving ability.
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« Reply #19 on: August 09, 2019, 12:13:59 PM »
Xcvator seems to be very quiet on this thread now.

Must be trying to put out some fires..... after the flame job.  :cup:
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Re: What Moron ???
« Reply #20 on: August 09, 2019, 12:18:47 PM »
Xcvator seems to be very quiet on this thread now.

Must be trying to put out some fires..... after the flame job.  :cup:
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« Reply #21 on: August 09, 2019, 12:33:37 PM »
Xcvator seems to be very quiet on this thread now.

Must be trying to put out some fires..... after the flame job.  :cup:
I was thinking the same.


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« Reply #22 on: August 09, 2019, 12:48:36 PM »
Xcvator seems to be very quiet on this thread now.

Must be trying to put out some fires..... after the flame job.  :cup:

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« Reply #23 on: August 09, 2019, 01:14:11 PM »
Any other problems with ya driving ya need advice on?
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« Reply #24 on: August 09, 2019, 01:15:37 PM »
Any other problems with ya driving ya need advice on?
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