parking on white line fail

Over the past few weeks, my clients have been passing passing passing even when they park poorly at the end of the drive. Why do you think this is?

For sure being able to park all the possible five types of parks is important. Many drivers are very concerned about parking properly for the ICBC exam. And with that added exam pressure, it certainly can be a challenge to get your car into the proper place safely.

Five possible parking, really? YES really.

  1. Parallel park.
  2. Stall park pulling in frontwards to the right.
  3. Stall park pulling in frontwards to the left
  4. Stall park reversing into the right.
  5. Stall park reversing into the left.

Every driving lesson for sure should include one or two of these. I suggest coaching your driving school to do it at the very start of the class so that you don’t forget it. Parking practice is also a huge time eater so maybe it’s best to do it with mom or a friend and not spend all the driving lesson time on the parking.

parking on white line fail
And yes this driver did pass their ICBC driving test!

Ok, I give you one possible explanation for them passing even when they messed up the end parking. Notice however this explanation is NOT the real reason they passed. You must come to ask me in person to find the real reason.

One explanation may be that there were cars parked on both sides of my car before I took this photo. If there are two cars on either side, positioning yourself between the two cars equally in the space is much wiser than attempting to match the two white lines. But of course! The lines are paint and the two cars are steel! Ha!

(however this is not the real reason)

Try this 6th parking move – parallel parking on the one way street on the driver’s side 🙂 Fun!

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