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    Quote Originally Posted by Little Miss Sunshine View Post
    I have this issue too. They don't seem to realise I'm going past the empty spot to reverse in.... Not just going past it even though I've indicated I'm going in! I always go in an angle too it's much easier. So much easier than driving in! Not having to worry about the bonnet and can easily guide myself with left mirror down and my drivers window down to look out so I rarely need to correct myself (usually when I'm rushed and flustered and there's cars waiting behind me lol)
    When this happens to me i just keep reversing until they move, but im in Sydney so you kind of have to stand your ground

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExcuseMyFrench View Post
    yes everywhere in Europe really. We don't have a sentimental attachment to cars ;-)
    Quote Originally Posted by beebs View Post
    Yes! I saw it with my own eyes, I was horrified but apparently it's just what people do! Haha.
    Haha! I think it would be so funny to watch! I went to Paris and Italy and never saw it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrothyFrog View Post
    Haha! I think it would be so funny to watch! I went to Paris and Italy and never saw it.
    Its only done if we need to. or for tiny spots. also we don't fully it the other cars, we just "rest" our bumper against the other bumper.

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    This thread inspired me to reverse parallel park in the school zone when dropping my kids off. I nailed it fluently, and had 2 parents comment that they were in awe of my parking skills.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxwell's Silver Hammer View Post
    This thread inspired me to reverse parallel park in the school zone when dropping my kids off. I nailed it fluently, and had 2 parents comment that they were in awe of my parking skills.
    Yay!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maxwell's Silver Hammer View Post
    This thread inspired me to reverse parallel park in the school zone when dropping my kids off. I nailed it fluently, and had 2 parents comment that they were in awe of my parking skills.
    Not safe for kiddies, but:

    http://youtu.be/NisCkxU544c


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    Quote Originally Posted by ExcuseMyFrench View Post
    Don't want to brag but I'm a really good reverse parker.
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    Haha, sorry I couldnt resist!

    I'm a terrible reverse parker, I just will not try it at all.
    I can parallel reverse park (sometimes) but those angled parking spots with the nose out - not a chance!
    I should go out and practice though.

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    I found that reversing into a car park was easier once I had to do it at work everyday. If you didn't reverse in in the morning it was almost impossible to get out of the carpark in the afternoon.

    Now though where I live the carpark spaces are that short that if you have a larger sedan half your car is sticking out if you leave yourself enough room to access your boot, which is painful when you do shopping or need to get your pram out. So now I have to nose in when parking and need to learn the dimensions of my car again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExcuseMyFrench View Post
    Cars will soon enough park themselves anyway! Quite a few do already and it's awesome

    Don't want to brag but I'm a really good reverse parker. I've lived in Paris where you have to get in tiny spots first go or else you'd risk a riot behind you...
    So I found it so easier here where spots are very very large.

    But anyway my new car has automatic carpark and it's lovely! It scares people around though as the car pretty much reverse very close to the car behind so everyone thinks you're about to hit it.
    DH new car parks itself and it freaks me out! I wonder though in ten years time will we even need to know how to drive as the new cars seem to do all the driving for you!


 

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