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arun
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Joined: Dec 25, 2009
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 25, 2009 11:53 am Reply with quote Back to top

Aid me to park car properly
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IzzyM
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 11:27 am Reply with quote Back to top

I've always been really bad at parking. I can do it, but it takes about 20 attempts LOL
I'm told it is because i am a woman, and women have different projectory views from men - ie we see distances as being greater or lesser than they really are and this apparently makes it difficult for us to park.
Anyway it was no problem, I became a taxi driver, and we never park properly. We just double park. That's no problem when we are in the taxis as we can always move if need be.
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dfunzy
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 7:05 pm Reply with quote Back to top

So that's why many of the taxi drivers I know are some of the worse at parking? They're always ready to move their vehicles? Though the vehicle may be parked on the street in front of the apartment buildings where they live for hours? And though, in two cases, the vehicles may be their trucks and not their cabs?
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IzzyM
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 7:18 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Ah...I wasn't referring to off-duty cab drivers!
Actually, I was only half joking saying they don't need to park, of course they do when at their own house or on a break. I still confess to being a poor parker, but with a taxi, and I'm talking of the London type taxi, they can practically go sideways into a parking space, their turning circle is so tight.
Your taxi drivers have trucks??
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dfunzy
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 7:36 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Was having a bit of a poke at the old funny button myself. But there are several cabbies I know in DC who could improve their parking skills.
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wayneorvisburg
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 1:08 pm Reply with quote Back to top

At least they're not like the cabbies in Tijuana. They can't seem to be able to park or drive! LOL I've never been so scared in my life!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 1:43 pm Reply with quote Back to top

dfunzy wrote:
Was having a bit of a poke at the old funny button myself. But there are several cabbies I know in DC who could improve their parking skills.
Oh, don't get me started on DC taxies! They plain don't know how to drive. It's the worst city in the World that I ever visited, in terms of cab drivers skills. Laughing
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IzzyM
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2010 1:45 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Oh come on! Let's hear about them then! Might be good for a laugh Very Happy
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sindhu
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 9:56 am Reply with quote Back to top

Parking space should be comfortable to park a car...atleast 1 feet gap should be there on both sides...
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dfunzy
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 10:30 am Reply with quote Back to top

sindhu wrote:
Parking space should be comfortable to park a car...atleast 1 feet gap should be there on both sides...


Must leave enough room for people to get out.
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sindhu
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 7:19 pm Reply with quote Back to top

We should not only leave room for other people but also for our comfortableness..
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dfunzy
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 9:13 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Yes. We should leave room so that we can get out.
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sriram
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 3:34 am Reply with quote Back to top

Steps to park a car
1. Signal.

2. Pull up next to the car in front of your intended parking space, parallel, with about a foot between you.

3. Shift into reverse.

4. Back up slowly, until the back driver's-side corner of the car next to you just appears in your kerb-side rear-door window. Stop.

5. Wind the steering wheel to kerb-side lock.

6. Back in slowly, watching in your driver's-side wing mirror until you just see the rear, kerb-side corner of the parking space appear in that mirror (that is, the actual spot on the kerb at the back of the parking space). Stop.

7. Straighten the steering wheel.

8. Back up slowly until the driver's-side rear corner of the car in front of you just appears in the the kerb-side corner of your windscreen. Stop.

9. Wind the steering wheel to driver's-side lock.

10. Back in slowly until you're parallel with the kerb. Stop.

11. Straighten the steering wheel, and go slowly forward into the middle of the parking space.
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Remedith
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 3:15 am Reply with quote Back to top

you guys should come and drive in greece.... the rush on our awful roads is so much, that actually forces you to park at the smallest spot as fast as you can in one motion :/
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 19, 2010 10:25 am Reply with quote Back to top

Am hopeless, HOPELESS at parking, esp when you have to reverse and park! It's the one thing I still haven't mastered, despite countless trials in parking lots of all the shopping malls around london!! Very Happy
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