Who in their right mind parallel parks unless absolutely necessary? I can’t remember the last time I parallel parked. It probably looked something like the picture to the left when I did.
“16” took his driving test last Monday and failed because he hit the barrels during the parallel parking portion of the road test. The rest of the road test consists of driving around the block. So, it’s basically a parallel parking test since that is the only difficult part of the road test. If they want to test one thing while doing a road test, they should probably test people’s skills using a cell phone while driving. That would be a more useful test of people’s actual ability to drive since people use cell phones just about every time they get in the car and most people can avoid parallel parking almost completely.
This morning, we’re going to the DMV to try again. We went to the DMV parking lot last night and he practiced parallel parking for an hour. He never hit the barrels once. If he can just get his tires on the line and not hit the curb, I think he’s got it nailed. Wish him luck? Or wish me luck if he does pass it because then he’s got a license to drive!! 😮 (Can you parallel park?)
So, we’re off! Tomorrow: The Results!
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