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mirb7000
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:31 pm Reply with quote Back to top

OK this is something I have never been able to master, and I have been driving for 20 years give or take now. Anyone else have the same problem?
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anncharles
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:15 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Me too, I could never figure it out and just don't even bother with it. Most of the time I don't anyway.
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DaughterOfEve
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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 8:08 pm Reply with quote Back to top

The only time that I have ever parallel parked was for my initial driver's test. That is also the only time I have ever practiced it.
I think that overall, parallel parking is quite impractical, especially if you are trying to do so on a busy street! You just back up traffic more, and it isn't even worth it.
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Astraist
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 3:02 am Reply with quote Back to top

A lot of people are intimidated by parallel parking. Two steps can help to resolve this: The first is to understand the geometry so you know exactly what is going on and how to do it properly.

The other part is simply to practice it in a controled environment and with other people for help and support. Gradually advance into more complex and tight spaces, as described in this thread.
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 3:04 am Reply with quote Back to top

Unless one parallel parks regularly, one gets out of practice and loses the ability to do it well. At one time, I was very good at it but now I rarely have any reason to.
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