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Old 10-17-2009, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Yep. It's one of the biggest parts of the test. While it's used nowhere near as much as it's used in the north. It's still a big part of passing the driving test. You can do excellent on everything else, but if you screw up parallel parking. You fail.
That's silly. Out of the entire state, you probably only need to parallel park in 3 small parts of the state.
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Old 10-17-2009, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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That's silly. Out of the entire state, you probably only need to parallel park in 3 small parts of the state.
That's what I think, but it's important to the test. I've only had to parallel park like maybe 5 times since I've gotten my license.
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Old 10-17-2009, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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New Jersey is probably the hardest.
We have the most road rules, the most highways congested in one area, and the parallel parking is a must, which is the hardest thing to do for beginners.

I was supposed to take my drivers test today but the DMV was ridiculous when i got there today. It closed before it even got to be my turn !
The DMV is annoying as hell. I had to wait like 4 hours to take my test and I lived in a small city.
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Old 10-17-2009, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Texas
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That's silly. Out of the entire state, you probably only need to parallel park in 3 small parts of the state.
You have absolutely no clue what you are talking about.
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Old 10-17-2009, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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You have absolutely no clue what you are talking about.

With the low population density of the state, I highly doubt you have to parallel park that much. I only needed to do it a few times while living in Queens, NYC.
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Old 10-17-2009, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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With the low population density of the state, I highly doubt you have to parallel park that much. I only needed to do it a few times while living in Queens, NYC.
Personally I rarely ever use parallel parking, and if I can avoid using it; I will lol
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Old 10-17-2009, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Cold Frozen North
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I live in the burbs of Chicago and never have to parallel park. The only time I have to parallel park is on the rare occassion when I go into Chicago. I can parallel park quite well and do not fear it.
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Old 10-17-2009, 07:08 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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I live in the burbs of Chicago and never have to parallel park. The only time I have to parallel park is on the rare occassion when I go into Chicago. I can parallel park quite well and do not fear it.
...But yet in a town in Texas of 20,000 this other person claims they do it all the time, lol. They must go out of their way to parallel park or something just for the sake of doing it, lol. Strange.
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Old 10-17-2009, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Texas
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With the low population density of the state, I highly doubt you have to parallel park that much. I only needed to do it a few times while living in Queens, NYC.
I didn't say you had to do it THAT much, but youre acting like it's not necessary to know in Texas.

And it doesn't have as much to do with density as infrastructure. There a lot of cities throughout Texas where parking is somewhat limited if you don't want to walk far. And there are some neighborhoods where there are no driveways and the streets are tightly packed.

In my old neighborhood, I had to parallel park atleast once a week because the driveways were so tiny and we had a big family with a lot of drivers.
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Old 10-17-2009, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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I didn't say you had to do it THAT much, but youre acting like it's not necessary to know in Texas.

And it doesn't have as much to do with density as infrastructure. There a lot of cities throughout Texas where parking is somewhat limited if you don't want to walk far. And there are some neighborhoods where there are no driveways and the streets are tightly packed.

In my old neighborhood, I had to parallel park atleast once a week because the driveways were so tiny and we had a big family with a lot of drivers.

lol so I guess you have no parking lots there. Parking on the main st at a meter in a small town doesn't really count.
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