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Yeah, you can't really learn to parallel park properly without another car to do it on. However if she was just learning, she should've found a car that was by itself and parallel parked behind it rather than trying to park between two cars. That's what I did when I was learning

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  devildog562  |  33

#30 Case and point thank you or chalk lines or whatever . Not expensive property that doesn't belong to you or your family. It was an accident but still it sucks.

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That's fine, I'm just saying I found it way easier to learn by doing it on another car, and I managed to never hit anyone's property. If you have someone competent teaching you, and you practice doing it on just one car rather than between two, then there shouldn't be a problem

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  thecuber959  |  2

Although I agree about the learning part, OP says nothing about the girl being in the learning phase. She probably did learn and practice in an empty lot but messed up this time.

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  mustang_92  |  9

I learned with two large trash cans spaced far enough like they were two cars. Honestly the best and smartest way to avoid property damage. OP what were you thinking by allowing a new driver to practice with your car's?

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  Brandi_Faith  |  31

I learnt how to parallel park first without cars, then with pylons, but eventually you have to take that first step and do it between real cars. I imagine the girl had learnt how to do it with pylons or an empty lot first, this was probably just her first time with actual cars. And 43, I assume Op didn't "let" her practice between his cars (it actually doesn't say she was practicing at all), he just happened to see her attempt to park the car there.

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  LoverWordsFood  |  24

#43, he probably didn't 'let' her park her car there. She probably choose to park there because there was a free space, I know that happens with a street with sparse, cramped parking. OP was, and I'm assuming, an innocent bystander just looking out his window to see a teenager parking her car, watching to see if she would hit them or not. Who knows if someone was in the car with her at the time teaching her, and that's assuming right there. All this is, is a shitty accident. BTW, OP I hope that everything gets taking care of even though I know getting a vehicle damaged, no matter how severely, sucks.

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  Mauskau  |  34

When I was learning to drive, my instructor got me to parallel park once. That was between two cars, too. I didn't hit anything. Luckily I didn't need it in my test. In the last year I've done it about 15 times and sometimes it's perfect, other times it needs readjusting. I would never try to get in a small space though, I'm not that confident.

By  tony1891  |  22

you should have went out and parked the car and this could have been avoided.

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  tony1891  |  22

all I'm saying is if it looked like she was struggling cause he obviously noticed... he should have helped the teenager out.

By  Aquaman911  |  18

Yes, let's all console OP with mildly obvious statements in the hope of getting up voted.

By  un0m3  |  14

They'll give anyone a license nowadays.

By  Vivi99  |  12

That sucks

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