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JimmyMcAdocious 05-22-2013 08:34 PM

How often do you parallel park?
 
Only now I noticed that I have never parallel parked since getting my license. I suppose it depends on where you live.

Random thought.

joe 05-22-2013 08:49 PM

Re: How often do you parallel park?
 
I live in a smallish town- it's not Cabin in the Woods but it's not New York City either. I've done it about 3 times since in 6 years with a license.

Styles p 05-22-2013 08:52 PM

Re: How often do you parallel park?
 
all the time when i visit my mom in philly not too often in jersey though.

bmulls 05-22-2013 08:58 PM

Re: How often do you parallel park?
 
I've had my license 8 years and never done it once. I am ashamed to say I probably couldn't even do it, or it would take me 10 minutes to get it straight

jaydacris 05-22-2013 08:59 PM

Re: How often do you parallel park?
 
i avoid it, i admit im not that great at it :lol

chosen_one6 05-22-2013 09:02 PM

Re: How often do you parallel park?
 
Every day

Hazard 05-22-2013 09:04 PM

Re: How often do you parallel park?
 
Every day. I've had some legendary works of art, no more than an inch from each car.

WWRWestbrookDo? 05-22-2013 09:09 PM

Re: How often do you parallel park?
 
only if I go to the city but rarely.

DukeDelonte13 05-22-2013 09:28 PM

Re: How often do you parallel park?
 
few times a week

CarlosBoozer 05-22-2013 09:42 PM

Re: How often do you parallel park?
 
Everytime I go to school, there's a guy to help with the parking though.

TheReal Kendall 05-22-2013 09:56 PM

Re: How often do you parallel park?
 
Like once or twice a year

flipogb 05-22-2013 10:12 PM

Re: How often do you parallel park?
 
only at residential areas, I avoid going to public places with crappy parking

KevinNYC 05-22-2013 10:32 PM

Re: How often do you parallel park?
 
Living in a crowded city, I got pretty good at it. To me there's three parts to the initial move

first turn
back
reverse turn

You end up making a S curve. The key is the middle part. That's what gets you close to the curb, if you move to the reverse turn too quickly, you end up too far out. You don't want a wide S, you want a long skinny S. As you come out of your first turn keep the wheel straight for about a 2-3 count and just go back as far as you need before beginning your reverse turn.

I use to think of as one S curve move, but it didn't work well, thinking of it as three separate parts helping me visualize what the car was doing.

Another tip is if the spot is really tight, don't try to get closer in each direction. One direction is for getting close to the curb while the other direction is for going straight forward and getting as much room as possible to back in again. Make your intial S curve and get in as far as you can. Then straighten the car and pull as close to other car as you can and do another mini S curve backwards. Otherwise, you end up with front or the rear sticking out to far and you can't get the car straight.

niko 05-22-2013 10:33 PM

Re: How often do you parallel park?
 
I have to do it almost every single time I go out.

daily 05-22-2013 10:34 PM

Re: How often do you parallel park?
 
a couple times a day at least


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