Driving Tip: Should You Park Back Or Nose First?

Posted on July 24, 2013 by - Also by this author

JIM LUFF DRIVING GEM: Today's driving gem is presented by Greg Clemens, a chauffeur for Limousine Scene since 2005: "A lot of knowledge in this business is not learned through a brief course of driver training when first hired or from any book. Frankly, some things you've always done one way you have to unlearn for the purpose of safety and a better conclusion to the day's work. You wouldn't think so, but a really dangerous place to be is a parking lot or a parking garage. Often, the passenger has been taken to the curb, doors opened, and the chaufeur then has to wait. So the "natural" thing is to pull into an available parking space nose-first. Over the years, I've learned to look for a space that I can safely back into, because when I get the call on my cell phone or see the passengers coming out, I want to immediately know what's coming at me from all directions. I've adopted "First Move Forward" as a policy whenever possible, including while driving my own vehicle." -- Jim Luff, LCT contributing editor

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