From the Daily News:
Forest Hills storeowners are slamming the city for flipping lines of angled parking spots along 108th St. and fining drivers who don't back in, claiming the switch has scared away shoppers.
The city Transportation Department cited safety last month when it reversed the angle of the painted lines that define the spaces, encouraging motorists to back in so they won't back out into traffic.
But drivers who don't spot the signs about the back-in rule - posted high above eye level - often go in head-first. Some return to $60 tickets and soured impressions of shopping on 108th St.
Head-first parkers who belatedly notice the signs back out into traffic anyway - defeating the law's purpose - in order to turn their cars around and park properly.