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Old 26th November 2014, 10:19   #16
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No offences meant but many times I see people trying to parallel park between two cars while moving forward (bonnet first), which I presume is next to impossible.

No prize for guessing what kind of drivers are these
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Old 30th November 2014, 00:18   #17
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The problem occurs when you are trying to parallel park on the road and an impatient driver comes up right to your bumper and starts honking. Somehow you manage to convey to him that you are trying to park but he cant reverse because another fool has stopped right behind him and so on. Finally out of frustration you have to move forward to search for another space or you take a U turn and come around to find that another car has stolen your spot or an idiot rickshaw/taxi driver has double parked right next to the open spot and refuses to move while making hand gestures and jabbering something that cannot be understood with his mouth full of paan.
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The problem occurs when you are trying to parallel park on the road and an impatient driver comes up right to your bumper and starts honking. Somehow you manage to convey to him that you are trying to park but he cant reverse because another fool has stopped right behind him and so on. Finally out of frustration you have to move forward to search for another space or you take a U turn and come around to find that another car has stolen your spot or an idiot rickshaw/taxi driver has double parked right next to the open spot and refuses to move while making hand gestures and jabbering something that cannot be understood with his mouth full of paan.
What i do is i stop just before the free parking slot. So the car behind me stops as well. I put the indicator on and i slowly move forward by just giving the space so the car behind me can steer out. I do not move much ahead as in case he fails to understand the first time, i will have more space to go ahead and let him steer out. Once he is gone i go ahead and put reverse and park.

If he do not have space in left to steer out (in narrow lanes) once i make him stop, i just request the driver behind me to wait by hand signaling him or telling him directly. Then i go ahead and put reverse to park while he stands. This way i generally do not lose a parking slot.

Attaching a pic to refer what i meant to say. I edited the pic posted by D C in post no 14. (Please do not go by the car colors as i missed to maintain the same color in the 2nd part, the car parallel to the red car is the one looking to park.)

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Then follow the next steps as shown in the pics posted by D C in post no 14.

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