At my place of employment our parking lot consists of parking spaces perpendicular to the building (pull up directly to the sidewalk that surrounds the building) or spots on the other side of the two-way drive again perpendicular to the building facing into the grass.
On any given day I’d say more than 50% of the parked cars are pulled in backwards facing the drive. I don’t understand this.
Clearly driving forward into a spot and driving forward out of a spot take the same amount of time. But pulling backwards out of a spot is certainly easier than pulling backwards into a spot.
Is everyone of the mindset “I’ll take my time getting to work but when I leave I’d like to get out of there 2 seconds quicker than normal.”