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Old 02.03.2015, 12:39
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Re: "Bitte Vorwärts Parkieren"

I think in some cases it's so as to not blow petrol fumes on whatever it is in the back: sometimes people's gardens or a nicely painted wall
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Old 02.03.2015, 12:40
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Re: "Bitte Vorwärts Parkieren"

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Why do alot of parking garages/parking lots tell you that you have to park your car facing forward? ("Bitte Vorwärts Parkieren")

What is the reason why they don't want you parking with the other way around? As long as your car is fitting nicely into the parking space, who cares?
If it's up against a building, then smoke may come in the windows or discolours the paintwork of the house.
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Old 02.03.2015, 12:50
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Re: "Bitte Vorwärts Parkieren"

If the parking spaces are narrow, it is preferably to have all cars facing the same direction so that there is enough space to open the driver's door.

Similarly, in shopping centers it is preferable to have the trunk facing the ingress to make it easier to load, and avoid people walking around the car with stuff in their hand possibly scratching other cars.
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Old 02.03.2015, 12:53
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If the parking spaces are narrow, it is preferably to have all cars facing the same direction so that there is enough space to open the driver's door...
And then along comes a UK registered car.
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Re: "Bitte Vorwärts Parkieren"

It also makes it easier to tow you away.
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Old 02.03.2015, 13:04
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Re: "Bitte Vorwärts Parkieren"

As others have said, the primary reason is to avoid your exhaust staining the paintwork of the car park. This is Switzerland, after all.

Please wipe your feet.
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Old 02.03.2015, 13:15
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Re: "Bitte Vorwärts Parkieren"

Most Swissies cant reverse park without banging into what's behind - especially between parallel lines (blondie?), as they don't know what the shiny, sticky-out bits on the front doors are for. Therefore they end up needing two spaces, and damage the walls.
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Old 02.03.2015, 13:31
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If the parking spaces are narrow, it is preferably to have all cars facing the same direction so that there is enough space to open the driver's door.

Similarly, in shopping centers it is preferable to have the trunk facing the ingress to make it easier to load, and avoid people walking around the car with stuff in their hand possibly scratching other cars.
Actually, assuming only driver doors are being opened, it would be better one in forward, one backwards, repeat.

In such an instance the passenger sides could be close together and the drivers side open.
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Old 02.03.2015, 13:33
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If the parking spaces are narrow, it is preferably to have all cars facing the same direction so that there is enough space to open the driver's door.
Actually it is then better to have them exactly alternating front - back. That way drivers door is next to drivers door maximising (if they park right) the space between them. Passengers can get in after the car has left the bay.
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Re: "Bitte Vorwärts Parkieren"

As further evidence that there is nothing new under the sun, I present you with: "Forwards Parking Only"
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And then along comes a UK registered car.
Or a Swiss registered car from the UK
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Re: "Bitte Vorwärts Parkieren"

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Originally UK registered seemed unnecessarily cumbersome.
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Old 02.03.2015, 14:05
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Actually, assuming only driver doors are being opened, it would be better one in forward, one backwards, repeat.

In such an instance the passenger sides could be close together and the drivers side open.
What if you have suicide doors?
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Old 02.03.2015, 14:45
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What if you have suicide doors?
Then you'll exit from the back and let the chauffeur deal with parking
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Originally UK registered seemed unnecessarily cumbersome.
Well, sometimes life is like that, innit! You get used to it apart from the stares!

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Then you'll exit from the back and let the chauffeur deal with parking
Chauffeur?

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Old 02.03.2015, 15:02
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As others have said, the primary reason is to avoid your exhaust staining the paintwork of the car park. This is Switzerland, after all.

Please wipe your feet.

If we're playing the what-if game, I'll chime in (unconstructively) and ask:

What if I have side exhausts?
(see Cobra, Viper, some 'Vettes (70s?) etc)

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Re: "Forwards Parking Only"

What about those poor Heinkel drivers? Maybe they can be excused from forwards parking?

http://www.google.ch/imgres?imgurl=h...d=0CCAQMygDMAM


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Chauffeur?

Funny how minds work



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If we're playing the what-if game, I'll chime in (unconstructively) and ask:

What if I have side exhausts?
(see Cobra, Viper, some 'Vettes (70s?) etc)

What do you mean "what if"?
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As further evidence that there is nothing new under the sun, I present you with: "Forwards Parking Only"
Aw, I thought Caviarchips was back.
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