Not so much a reply to you as to the three reasons you've listed. Realistically:
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- I wouldn't have done it if anyone was driving towards me, or if the road were heavily travelled.
- No snow, nor likelihood. If it had started snowing, I'd have noticed, and moved my car off the street regardless of orientation.
- Flat road.