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Do you drive a car?

Do you drive a car?  

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  1. 1. Do you drive a car?

    • Yes
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    • No
      6
    • Well... not a car.
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My favorite memory in driving school was practicing at a local high school parking lot, where I drove through some parking spaces...

 

Instructor: "BAM! BOOM! BOOM! BAM! KSH! BAM! KSH! KSH! BOOM!"

Me: "What was that?"

Instructor: "You just hit twelve cars!"

Me: "But there's nothing there..."

Instructor: "But there normally would be, though!"

 

 

Classic!

 

 

When it came time for me to take my driver's test, I remember parallel parking and sitting in the parking spot for about five minutes while the DMV guy said nothing. When I finally said, "Um, is there something..." he curtly interrupted me:

 

"I'm waiting for you to park it." I glanced down at the gearshift and realized that I was still in Drive. I shifted it into Park, and immediately upon doing so, the guy said, "Ok, now pull out of the space."

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Here's the bummer (no pun intended among us chipsters): when I learned how to drive, I was 19. State law in Texas requires that people under 18 have an adult in the vehicle with them for six months before they officially obtain a license. That's it. However, if you're over 18, you actually have to take a test, from which everyone underage is somehow exempt...and which also includes parallel parking. :P

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Apparently some states don't have parallel parking in their driver's tests. I've talked to people who said, "No, all I had to do was drive around the block."

 

I go out of my way to NOT parallel park. I'll walk an extra 10 blocks if I have to. Ideally, though, I park right behind the yellow lines, or near a fire hydrant; that way I know that no one can block me in.

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Here's the bummer (no pun intended among us chipsters): when I learned how to drive, I was 19. State law in Texas requires that people under 18 have an adult in the vehicle with them for six months before they officially obtain a license. That's it. However, if you're over 18, you actually have to take a test, from which everyone underage is somehow exempt...and which also includes parallel parking. :P

 

If you're under 18 you don't even have to take a test? :blink: Where I am (in Pennsylvania) you had to do more work if you were under 18 getting your license - you had to fill out a booklet showing that you practiced driving for 50 hours over at least 6 months, then you could take the test to get your license (which included parallel parking). If you were over 18, you didn't need to have the booklet filled out (that's what I did :)).

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Here, once you're 16 you can take a knowledge test to get an "L" (which allows driving with someone aged 25+ in the car along with a whole bunch of heavy restrictions), then 1 year after that you can take a driving test to get an "N" (which allows driving alone but still with a whole bunch of restrictions), then 2 years after that you can take the full driving test to get an actual license. 19 is thus the minimum age you can get a full license. Any infractions incurred reset the time required to get out of the L or N stages.

 

/random lecture on B.C. driving system

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If you're under 18 you don't even have to take a test? :blink: Where I am (in Pennsylvania) you had to do more work if you were under 18 getting your license - you had to fill out a booklet showing that you practiced driving for 50 hours over at least 6 months, then you could take the test to get your license (which included parallel parking). If you were over 18, you didn't need to have the booklet filled out (that's what I did :)).

 

See, this actually makes sense!

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If both of you survive, I'd say no... If you die, obviously not... and if they die... uhh... I dunno... I'd still say no.

 

Of course, I am assuming I'm still alive. Although I think if you only screwed up slightly, you'd still pass the test.

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Also, parallel parking is easy stuff, man! We do it in snow-covered roads with snow-covered windows

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Maybe? But snow and ice-covered roads are quite stressful indeed, I gotta admit. That makes us good drivers, though.

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Also, parallel parking is easy stuff, man! We do it in snow-covered roads with snow-covered windows

 

 

Typically snobbish Northerner attitude. ;)

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Please can you come and do it for me ? I hate parallel parking, I am learning it since yesterday, and the teacher expected me to success at the very first time since he got so angry when I failed the three tries.... Meeeaaoooow !!!

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That sucks. Teachers should help more IMO, I got a great one, very funny individual who made jokes and stuff. Then passing the exam I got a very twisted old woman with her poker face sitting there, it puts you on your nerves, lemme tell ya.

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Please can you come and do it for me ? I hate parallel parking, I am learning it since yesterday, and the teacher expected me to success at the very first time since he got so angry when I failed the three tries.... Meeeaaoooow !!!

 

Buy a car that does it for you!

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That sucks. Teachers should help more IMO, I got a great one, very funny individual who made jokes and stuff. Then passing the exam I got a very twisted old woman with her poker face sitting there, it puts you on your nerves, lemme tell ya.

 

Oh man...those ones are painful to drive with.

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Now I can do parallel parking but I failed my exam this wednesday :( I almost shot a pedestrian (a stupid lady who maybe got her exam and was going out from the driving center without watching) and a taxi which did not stop before the door of the center... 4 seconds and I knew it was dead for me ^^... I am so weak on driving !!!

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