Originally Posted by Greenmagick
I am just flabbergasted by people not parallel parking...how can you (general you, directed at no one in particular) never need it?? I mean I can see some areas not using it but if you ever travel or go to different neighborhoods you will have to know how to do it and trying to learn on a busy road while late for an appt and people waiting impatiently for you to get out of the way is not a good learning situation lol.
I've never needed it. The only times I've ever parallel parked were when I was practicing for my drivers test! And since it's been... 4 or 5 years? Since I've taken that... well, I'm pretty sure if I were to get in my car right now and give it a shot, I'd probably be just as awful as if I'd never done it before lol. Or maybe I'd be better at it since I have more experience driving in general. I don't know.
If I'm in the city and the place I'm going to only has on street parking (which is again a rarity for me), I choose to park in spots that are big enough for me to swing into without having to do silly maneuvering.
I can see it being a bigger deal in areas where it's needed more. I've just never been somewhere where I've needed to parallel park.