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Old 07-09-2009, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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Hola.

So, I'm aware that I'm very late in the fact that I'm 22 and without a license.

Anyway, just wondering what the standards are for the area. I heard from a friend a few years ago that the DMV downtown doesn't require parallel parking, is this correct?

If not, if I can't perform a parallel park, how many points does that dock me? I think that's the only thing I can't do. I've been driving for awhile and know pretty much all of the rules, but I just cannot parallel park. I've tried and tried and tried. Is this a major thing with passing?

Any info or experiences would be greatly helpful. Thank you.
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Old 07-09-2009, 09:38 PM
 
Location: I think my user name clarifies that.
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My daughter recently got her drivers' license. She went to the station up on North 30th Street.

She did not have to parallel park. I do suppose, however, that it might vary from one "inspector" to another.
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Old 07-10-2009, 12:24 AM
 
Location: West Omaha
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I'm not sure if its still like this but when I was getting my license you could go to any county in the state and then take the passed exam papers to your home county for the actual license. This was particularly relevant in rural areas where the examiner was only at the court house once a week.

You might look into it if you're real worried about parallel parking. Just a thought.
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Old 07-10-2009, 07:34 AM
 
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It's been 20 years, but I went to the Sarpy County courthouse when I was 16. I just drove around the block. No parallel needed.
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Old 07-10-2009, 07:43 AM
 
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It's been 20 years, but I went to the Sarpy County courthouse when I was 16. I just drove around the block. No parallel needed.
Yeah, but did you actually get your license - or did the frightened inspector just kick you out of the car after 1 block?
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Old 07-10-2009, 10:03 AM
 
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Yeah, but did you actually get your license - or did the frightened inspector just kick you out of the car after 1 block?
Believe it or not....they gave me a license.

I even got a motorcycle license about 3-4 years later!
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Old 07-10-2009, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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Yes but Nebraska tag fees are sky high.
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Old 07-10-2009, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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I got mine up on North 30th about 5 years ago. They didn't make me parallel park, but I'm not sure if that has changed since then.
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Old 07-11-2009, 03:22 AM
 
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I did driver's ed when I was 15 (and had my learner's permit). As I recall, I had to take a 2-week course and pass a road test afterward. There was no parallel parking, but I had to drive on a stretch of I-680 and simulate an "emergency stop." (park along the curb and put your hazards on or something). There was no parallel parking.

This was about 10 years ago, but I don't think many of the licensing/testing laws have changed since then.
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Old 07-12-2009, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Papillion
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I don't think either one of my kids had to parallel park (they are in college now). Took test in Sarpy County.
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