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Postby Girl_Next_Door » Fri, 14 Jun 2013 11:13 am

I got my driving license last year and when I was learning how to drive, I noticed that they do not teach you how to park nose-in. I asked why do we learn only reverse and parallel, the instructors can't really give a straight answers as well. He suspects its becuase the nose-in is easier hence no need to teach. My husband thinks its because cars are expensive and people like to show off their cars, hence they reverse park so that everyone can see the front.

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Postby bgd » Fri, 14 Jun 2013 11:33 am

Girl_Next_Door wrote:My husband thinks its because cars are expensive and people like to show off their cars, hence they reverse park so that everyone can see the front.


That I can believe. New cars in the UK (and I suspect many other places) spend their first week or so parked on the drive so all the neighbours have the opportunity to view the new purchase. Eventually they migrate to the garage.

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Postby JR8 » Fri, 14 Jun 2013 11:52 am

bgd wrote:
Girl_Next_Door wrote:My husband thinks its because cars are expensive and people like to show off their cars, hence they reverse park so that everyone can see the front.


That I can believe. New cars in the UK (and I suspect many other places) spend their first week or so parked on the drive so all the neighbours have the opportunity to view the new purchase. Eventually they migrate to the garage.


Difference is, most here don't have a drive, just a communal garage.


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