From the Daily News:
Sometimes you have to go backward to go forward - and that's causing some chaos in one Queens neighborhood.
Calling it a safety improvement, the city Transportation Department is flipping parking lines on some wide streets to encourage drivers to back into angled curbside spots.
"It's safer to back into an empty parking space than back out of one into oncoming traffic," DOT spokesman Seth Solomonow said.
But by reversing the angle of the painted lines that define the parking spaces, DOT has made it much harder for drivers to park headfirst.