Driveways: Front in or Reverse?

Driveways: Front in or Reverse?

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M22s

109 posts

104 months

Sunday 28th June
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Always drive on, reverse off as the front splitter scrapes if I go forward off the drive.

maz8062

705 posts

170 months

Sunday 28th June
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11110111 said:
Me - reverse in
The wife - front in
Snap!!

defblade

5,679 posts

168 months

Sunday 28th June
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maz8062 said:
magpie215 said:
Roboticarm said:
David87 said:
11110111 said:
Me - reverse in
The wife - front in
Same here. biggrin
And here
And another.
Snap!!
Same at my house.


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Who me ?

7,154 posts

167 months

Sunday 28th June
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I know it's not what the driving gods on here want to hear, but I drive in. That's on the advice of my little garage who does my MOT and the odd steering alignment. Secondly I've got a nice bush in front., which holds the heat in my engine in winter, should the temperature fall a bit low. This also helps keep my windscreen clear for a bit longer as derv cars do not warm up quickly on idle. It also keeps the stuff on my screen away from street view( it's all auto shut off). To see what I've got in front means that laddo has to walk in garden. Not nice when I've got a JRTX with the hearing of a sound detector and a bark that sounds like the dog size she always thought she was.
It also helps that the exhaust is hot a bit longer, so any Tom CAT looking to pee on the rear end might get a "warm" welcome.

sanguinary

858 posts

166 months

Sunday 28th June
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Would rather reverse in as it’s easier to drive out without having to triple check I’m not about to squish a child. However, current car grounds out when backing onto the drive, so I have no choice but to drive on and reverse out. The local kids will just have to look after themselves!

gottans

3,336 posts

100 months

Sunday 28th June
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Depends upon the car for me, the one that goes in the garage is front in but the daily left outside on the drive is reverse in.

rog007

5,340 posts

179 months

Sunday 28th June
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Reversing in allows a speedier exit in the event of an emergency (say taking a pregnant partner in heavy labour to the hospital at 2am).

xjay1337

15,047 posts

73 months

Sunday 28th June
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David87 said:
11110111 said:
Me - reverse in
The wife - front in
Same here. biggrin
Yup same. Cos my Mrs is so focused in getting in the door Asap.

Just means she has to do a 3 point turn on our residential road to get out in the morning ...

Ron99

1,316 posts

36 months

Sunday 28th June
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11110111 said:
Me - reverse in
The wife - front in
Same here.



ajap1979

3,961 posts

142 months

Sunday 28th June
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Either/or to be honest. I really have no preference.

Who me ?

7,154 posts

167 months

Sunday 28th June
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sanguinary said:
Would rather reverse in as it’s easier to drive out without having to triple check I’m not about to squish a child. However, current car grounds out when backing onto the drive, so I have no choice but to drive on and reverse out. The local kids will just have to look after themselves!
Being a pensioner, I go out after the kids (and their myopic carers) go to school. Only problem I have is the Myopic mums in the kidie mobiles failing to recognise a hazard more than 6ft from their nose on their return, in the mad craze to get to the shops ,before all the food is sold out. Fortunately I have a partner that can spot them at a good distance.

thebraketester

9,501 posts

93 months

Sunday 28th June
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We reverse on. It's slightly up hill and makes it easier to get out of the cars.

CooperS

4,024 posts

174 months

Sunday 28th June
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How about a third option my neighbors seems to deploy don't use their driveway at all. Leaving one car permanently on the driveway and their main car on the road (usually bumped up on the curb) outside the house ..... fking annoys me

Limpet

3,881 posts

116 months

Sunday 28th June
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Reverse in.

Our driveway is quite narrow and runs down the side of the house, with the house to the left as you stand on the drive facing the street. If you drive in, you have to watch the door on the house wall. Our neighbours drive is joined to ours but obviously their house is on the right, so they drive in for the same reasons.

If I didn’t have this scenario, I’d probably still reverse in, in the same way I generally reverse park in a space instead of drive in. Habit, I guess.

Antony Moxey

5,188 posts

174 months

Sunday 28th June
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defblade said:
maz8062 said:
magpie215 said:
Roboticarm said:
David87 said:
11110111 said:
Me - reverse in
The wife - front in
Same here. biggrin
And here
And another.
Snap!!
Same at my house.


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Add another to the list!

pmanson

12,647 posts

208 months

Sunday 28th June
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Front in as that's where the charging point is.

Luckily we're right at the end of a no thru road so it's always quiet

motco

13,203 posts

201 months

Sunday 28th June
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In my last house where I couldn't turn on the drive I would normally reverse in partly because I don't like reversing a cold engined car out through its own noxious fumes. On return the engine is warm and the fumes far less unpleasant.

A1VDY

2,449 posts

82 months

Sunday 28th June
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I'm lucky there's an in and out drive, drive in, round by the walled tree and drive back out.
Theres a 30ft distance between the wall around the tree and the wall around the garden and house but still S.l.L managed to smash the rear bumper virtually clean off her Mokka into the wall a fortnight ago..

DIW35

4,024 posts

155 months

Sunday 28th June
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Drive in, reverse out. Reversing out is better, as it is a very sharp turn from our drive into a narrow lane for the direction we go for the majority of our trips, and it's easier to reverse out straight and then drive forward.

Hammerhead

2,455 posts

209 months

Sunday 28th June
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Both reverse in. Easier to spot the cat when we leave as he sometimes likes to sit in front of us.. Saves any squishy moments.