who is going to close it down? Airport authority is getting $4/ride in fees certainly not them.I understand but you think with the push on keeping drivers happy, circumstances would be different? What happens when they close that area down , within the next 6 months for TNC drivers
I generally park backing in. It makes it easier to get out, especially at Reagan TNC lot.The massive lot at Dulles I discovered today has an area with picnic tables next to a nice pond. If you're going to set up shop for the night, might as well be there.
Problem at IAD, though, is the queue wait is ridiculous - at least 60 deep for Uber, 40 plus for Lyft today. Not worth hangin' around.
Getting in and out of the DCA lot is always a high-risk adventure, and it's just as bad when you're trying to park and get out of there. I especially like the idiots who just HAVE to park rear-first.
You sound like an experienced commercial driver. Personally, learned that strategy when I took my Fedex driving class and I passed it on to my wife.I generally park backing in. It makes it easier to get out, especially at Reagan TNC lot.
I figure it this way: whether I am pulling into or out of the parking space my car is going into Reverse. Might as well do it going in so that when pulling out I'm not inching my ass out between two SUVs praying that the new Xchange Lease driver racing to get his base rate fare to Crystal City will slow down enough to let me out.
I am VERY good at doing the back in parking. I'm not one of those 'take 5 times to do it' types. And I don't have a backup camera either. Just years of experience
You're absolutely right! Will teach you the art of defensive driving skills.UPS trains their drivers TO ALWAYS back in first because you are ultimately aware of everything going on in the area, but after parking, your information is limited by stationary close vehicles (as DD said) and you don't have a perspective of other things moving around in the vicinity.
UPS's driving school is 100% about risk avoidance and best practices. If you go to a lot near their distribution centers, the only cars not backed into spots are the pre-loaders and management.
Nope. I'm not a professional driver, just life experience. I mastered the skill before backup cameras were in every vehicle. Too many asshats almost took off the back of my car backing out. I finally figured out if I backed in then I'd be pulling out and less chance of getting clipped.You sound like an experienced commercial driver. Personally, learned that strategy when I took my Fedex driving class and I passed it on to my wife.