Smaht Pahk? Should NH Remove Parallel Parking From Driving Test?
The state would join Nevada, which has already given the heave-ho to one of the most intimidating portions of the driving test.
"His palms are sweaty, knees weak, arms are heavy
There's vomit on his sweater already, mom's spaghetti
He's nervous, but on the surface he looks calm and ready"
Alright, that's a tad dramatic. Seriously though, the scariest part of the driving test IS parallel parking. Think of how much much you practice it, as opposed to the other crucial steps. You know, like turn signals. Maybe some of the reason many never master the proper way to alert other drivers of impending departure is because we're hyper focused on parking between two cars.
Then again, we now have Smart Park.
One state has already done away with parallel parking, in part because people just can't do it. According to 8 News Now, the changes took effect on Jan. 13. This change is expected to cut down on revisits to the DMV since most are able to pass all other portions of the exam except the parallel section, thus, obligating them to return to the DMV.
That's right, because so many drivers failed that part of the test, let's just take it out completely!
With much of New Hampshire considered rural, where people don't parallel park as much, should the state adopt the same thought process?