Post Reply  
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
25-02-2021, 20:20   #1
Airyfairy12
Registered User
 
Airyfairy12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 3,138
Learning to park

I learned to drive and can do everything now besides parallel park & park in parking spaces between two lines. My driving instructor never went over this with me and although it probably seems like something so basic that anyone could do, I cant see to get the hang of it, I always position the car wrong.
I avoid driving places where I know ill have to park somewhere with lines or parallel between cars.
Is it normal to struggle with this? Just wondering how other learned and can you give any tips?
Thanks.
Airyfairy12 is offline  
Advertisement
25-02-2021, 22:51   #2
ohnonotgmail
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 30,233
It is a skill you need to learn. It is not basic at all, especially parallel parking. I couldn't figure it out until a driving instructor showed me how. then it made sense. if your instructor doesn't show you then look up a couple of vids on YT to get an idea of when you should start to turn. Setup a couple of cones somewhere and just practice practice practice. the same with parking in car parks. it is a skill that you have to practice. It is also pretty good practice for the observation needed for reversing around a corner.
ohnonotgmail is offline  
26-02-2021, 13:15   #3
biko
Arbiter
 
biko's Avatar
It is normal to struggle with parallel parking, we all have.

It can help to reverse around corners or just reverse in general.
Go to some empty industrial estate and reverse around corners and into parking spots.

Parking in a parking spot with lines - always reverse in even if it means holding up other traffic.
It'll be easier and safer when you want to leave.
biko is offline  
26-02-2021, 13:20   #4
endacl
Registered User
 
endacl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 20,458
https://m.imgur.com/2g5Bzi9?r
endacl is offline  
Post Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Remove Text Formatting
Bold
Italic
Underline

Insert Image
Wrap [QUOTE] tags around selected text
 
Decrease Size
Increase Size
Please sign up or log in to join the discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



Share Tweet