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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old Jan 17th, 18, 05:56 PM Thread Starter
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New driver learning to parallel park

As a new driver, I am still sketchy and nervous when on the road. I'm still building my confidence. So yesterday, when I was about to parallel park, I accidentally slammed the rear of my car into the gutter (yes, a high gutter) which left a dent just below the tail light.

Iím thinking of getting a sensor to help me when parking until I get the hang of it, do you guys know where I can find an affordable and reliable sensor?
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old Jan 17th, 18, 06:54 PM
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You dont need a sensor you need a Prius.
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post #3 of 20 (permalink) Old Jan 17th, 18, 07:23 PM
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You dont need a sensor you need a Prius.
Funniest thing I've heard all day.
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post #4 of 20 (permalink) Old Jan 17th, 18, 07:29 PM
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As a new driver, I am still sketchy and nervous when on the road. I'm still building my confidence. So yesterday, when I was about to parallel park, I accidentally slammed the rear of my car into the gutter (yes, a high gutter) which left a dent just below the tail light.

Iím thinking of getting a sensor to help me when parking until I get the hang of it, do you guys know where I can find an affordable and reliable sensor?
I didn't think there was parallel parking left in the world. The various departments of motor vehicles stopped testing for the ability to parallel park decades ago in the States as there was hardly any left anywhere.

As to your problem; you could install a back up camera from an RV supply house under your rear bumper where it wouldn't be obvious, and mount the monitor on your dash (or buy one that fits inside your sun visor). That way you would see behind you, and below the trunk (boot) line of sight as you reverse into a parking spot.

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Re: New driver learning to parallel park

.......or just keep driving around the block until you can pull in

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Re: New driver learning to parallel park

Corner flags and curb feelers
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Drivers Education taught you how to parallel park and if you knock over a cone, or hit a car, you failed.
As Dave stated, state DMV's used to test parking, but not any more.
Learn your Camaro's size and practice, only way you'll master parking.

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post #7 of 20 (permalink) Old Jan 18th, 18, 02:01 PM
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The poster is from the Netherlands.
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post #8 of 20 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 18, 05:40 PM
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Iíve been there. Itís not a surprise for new drivers. Just be careful next time.
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post #9 of 20 (permalink) Old Jan 28th, 18, 06:33 PM Thread Starter
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Re: New driver learning to parallel park

Thanks Dave,

Yes, I still need time on the road. I just order this Fensens wireless sensor from Amazon.
I should have it in a couple of weeks.
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My wife Ford Escape parallel parks automatically
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My wife Ford Escape parallel parks automatically
Does she use it? I'd personally be afraid to let go of the steering wheel to a computer. If the car smashed the car behind me and mashed the car in front of me and it was going to be my fault when the popo arrived, I'd want the peace of mind that I was stupid enough to do that myself. Call me old school lol
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Does she use it? I'd personally be afraid to let go of the steering wheel to a computer. If the car smashed the car behind me and mashed the car in front of me and it was going to be my fault when the popo arrived, I'd want the peace of mind that I was stupid enough to do that myself. Call me old school lol
We parked a couple cars in front of the house and tried it out. Worked great but was a little freaky. You still control the gas and braking just not the steering.

Only time it was used. Not much parallel parking around here.
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Are you sure you guys are not responding to a spam bot? Cuz it sure looks like one.
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post #14 of 20 (permalink) Old Jan 29th, 18, 06:42 PM
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Are you sure you guys are not responding to a spam bot? Cuz it sure looks like one.
Mods can check the IP address to see where in the world the post originated on the net (not totally accurate since governments and serious hackers can get around that).

Personally I have not been to the Netherlands (though she claims she resides in SoCal) so I don't know if they had Roman roads that where made out of granite and had high curbs to keep carts and chariots between the lines if the teamster had too much wine. I doubt it since a lot of the Netherlands didn't exist in Roman times, but that could depend upon how far from the coast she lives if the IP originates from the Netherlands.

Pretty smart AI if it is a bot.

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post #15 of 20 (permalink) Old Jan 29th, 18, 07:11 PM
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Re: New driver learning to parallel park

Roshambo? Are you learning to drive in SF?
Best of luck, I hope your not taking a 4 spd on those hills any time soon!

BTW, Larger Dave, SF is not SoCal, but it's alot closer to outerspace!
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