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Post by DeusEx » Sun May 20, 2007 1:19 pm

so im gonna take my road test on tuesday and i was looking up parallel parking. looks like its easier than i thought.

check this out ;)

http://www.dork.tv/view/Parallel+Parkin ... mmies.html

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Post by vicaphit » Sun May 20, 2007 1:39 pm

It is a lot easier to back into a spot than go forward into a spot. Good luck!

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Post by Zelig » Sun May 20, 2007 2:53 pm

vicaphit wrote:It is a lot easier to back into a spot than go forward into a spot. Good luck!
Yeah, even the auto-Lexus backs in, because the front of the car swings around more easily than the rear when turning.

I did my road test about 3 years ago, and didn't have to do parallel parking for it. Didn't have to look anything up either, I took a drivers' ed. class, if you can show the certificate, insurance costs are halved around here.

Good luck, don't be nervous when you go. :)

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Post by skier » Sun May 20, 2007 3:03 pm

yeah its easy, i took mine in early april and got it, the smaller the car, the easier to park.
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Post by Sovereign » Sun May 20, 2007 3:57 pm

I suck at parallel, and my state doesn't test you on it :)
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Post by Cypher » Sun May 20, 2007 5:24 pm

ROFL.

I need some of those.
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Post by SethC » Sun May 20, 2007 6:10 pm

Here in Arizona, they still require you to demonstrate your parallel parking skills before issuing you a license.

No one knows why since there are only about 2 parallel parking spaces left in the state.

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Post by camaroguy1998 » Sun May 20, 2007 6:36 pm

Here's something that may interest and teach you guys getting ready to take your written tests!

Post your scores, if you feel the need.
I scored 100%

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Post by bubba » Sun May 20, 2007 8:44 pm

:? 90%, the two I missed was just stupid.

I can parallel park, I just hate it with a passion.
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Post by vicaphit » Mon May 21, 2007 2:19 pm

80% for me, but there is nothing like 8 years of experience!

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Post by T-Shirt » Mon May 21, 2007 3:56 pm

Sovereign wrote:I suck at parallel, and my state doesn't test you on it :)
It must just be a demonstration of skills, once you have your liecence there are rarely situations that you HAVE TO parallel park, their is almost always head in parking somewhere close by.

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Post by vicaphit » Mon May 21, 2007 4:19 pm

except in the cities, unless you want to pay $25 to park for a few hours. My first parallel parking experience was in athen, ohio. I was driving an isuzu rodeo, and it was friday night in a college town... I learned quick!

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Post by TristanM » Mon May 21, 2007 7:30 pm

SethC wrote:Here in Arizona, they still require you to demonstrate your parallel parking skills before issuing you a license.

No one knows why since there are only about 2 parallel parking spaces left in the state.
Really? I lived in Phoenix for thirteen years, and I got my driver's license in Scottsdale and I didn't have to parallel park - that would have been thirteen years ago this year. No one parallel parks in AZ - it sure was a shock when I moved to Boston, land of the bump-tap-bump-tap 'til you're in parking method...

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Post by SethC » Mon May 21, 2007 8:16 pm

TristanM wrote:
SethC wrote:Here in Arizona, they still require you to demonstrate your parallel parking skills before issuing you a license.

No one knows why since there are only about 2 parallel parking spaces left in the state.
Really? I lived in Phoenix for thirteen years, and I got my driver's license in Scottsdale and I didn't have to parallel park - that would have been thirteen years ago this year. No one parallel parks in AZ - it sure was a shock when I moved to Boston, land of the bump-tap-bump-tap 'til you're in parking method...
That is interesting. Two friends from out of state had to do the parallel parking maneuver (both within the past two years) to get their licenses (they were from NYC and only had ID cards). I wonder if the requirement depends on if you are 1) a first time applicant for any DL or 2) from out of state or 3) already have a license from another state, etc.

Well, at least they know how to do it now. :P

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Post by Antonik » Tue May 22, 2007 7:47 pm

in NY you need to parallel park to get a license. I been driving for two years and I almost never parallel park, and I live in a metropolitan area ( Brooklyn ) But I also stink @ parallel parking ;( need ton of practice.

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