Reverse Angle Parking
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Reverse Angle Parking

What is Reverse Angle Parking?

Reverse Angle Parking is similar to traditional diagonal parking, except that drivers enter a parking space by backing into it instead of pulling forward.

With reverse angle parking, drivers are able to see a parking space before backing into it — a far better option than traditional diagonal parking, which requires backing out of a space into unknown conditions due to obstruction of vision.​

Benefits of Reverse Angle Parking

  • Creates more parking spaces in areas typically occupied by parallel parking locations.
  • Reduces the number of accidents and injuries related to parking by providing drivers an unobstructed view of oncoming traffic, bicyclist and/or pedestrians.
  • Offer convenience and safety when it comes to loading and unloading vehicles, with the back of the vehicle pointing toward the sidewalk and an open car door acting as a barrier to busy streets.

Easy to Learn:

Reverse Angle Parking is easy to do and requires only three simple steps:

1. Signal: Use turn signal to indicate parking.

2. Stop:Pull past the space then stop to make sure no traffic is behind you.

3. Reverse: Reverse into parking spot.

 

Reverse Angle Parking Diagram