[LMB] OT: Parallel parking

Raymond Collins rcrcoll6 at gmail.com
Tue Dec 21 02:53:16 GMT 2021

I don't do it very often but I'm fairly proficient at parallel parking. In
Nebraska parallel parking is no longer part of the drivers license test. I
wonder if anybody on the list has a car with the auto parallel parking
feature and is it convenient.

On Mon, Dec 20, 2021, 8:05 PM WILLIAM A WENRICH <wawenri at msn.com> wrote:

> One thing that have noticed recently, on streets without designated
> parking spaces, people will leave about 15 feet between cars. That is too
> small for the average car to get into. I've also noticed 10-12 foot
> distances between cars in a drive-up line.
> William A Wenrich
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> > On Dec 19, 2021, at 9:30 PM, Alex Kwan <litalex at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >> On Dec 19, 2021, at 18:54, Raymond Collins <rcrcoll6 at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> Back in the day my high-school offered a semester of driving classes. It
> >> even had car simulators and a couple of cars. Unfortunately, I've heard
> the
> >> driving class was canceled a few years after I graduated.
> >
> > My high school offer(ed?) driver’s ed class, too. But the teacher was
> pretty lax about it. Though I kept hearing from my classmates after school
> that the teacher was drunk half of the time, and that students who sat in
> the front of the classroom can smell the alcohol in his breath… Needless to
> say, I didn’t learn much there (hence having to take even the written test
> three times).
> When I took driver’s ed in high school (in DC) the teacher was a young man
> from a small Southern town. It was his first year teaching. I was terrified
> of driving. He kept giving me real puzzled looks, probably never having
> come across a kid who wasn’t super eager to get a driving license. In small
> Southern towns driving was a very BIG DEAL. Not so much in a big city.
> A few years later, during the no-gas crisis of 1973, my boyfriend couldn’t
> come to see me as much as I wanted, so I had my father take me driving so I
> could get my license and see my boyfriend more.  I remember my father
> reflexively stomping on the floor as if he could hit the brakes.
> I took my driving test the day that some Black Muslim group had attacked
> the B’nai B’rith building, a block from the driver testing facility. We had
> to go through a police barricade. I can’t remember if I was able to
> parallel park, but I must have because I passed the test. Then I moved to
> Nashville and lost the skill. I sort-of can if the space is nice and big.
> But I much prefer not having to.
> Janet in TN
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