Parallel Parking Practice
Parallel parking is included in all of our driving courses. We also offer individual parallel parking lessons in preparation for the DMV road test.
We offer lessons at any of the Nevada DMV locations around Las Vegas closest to you where we can practice at the barrels.
Many states have dropped parallel parking requirement for the DMV road test. Nevada still includes parallel parking at this time.
We offer a one hour parking class where we pick you up from home. And you can drive to the DMV and practice at the barrels in preparation for your road test.
The DMV is closes Monday thru Saturday at 5PM. And is closed all day Sundays.
Parallel parking seems to be one of the more difficult skills for new drivers.
But only if they do not have a sequence of steps to follow.
Although not often used on Las Vegas streets parallel parking enables the driver to park a vehicle in a smaller space than would be true of forward parking. Driving forward into a parking space on the side of a road is typically not possible unless two successive parking spaces are empty.
Reversing into the spot via the parallel parking technique allows one to take advantage of a single empty space not much longer than the car (in order to complete the parking within three wheel-turns the parking space would generally need to be about one and a half car-length long).
New drivers learn to use reference points to align themselves in relation to the car in front of the space, to determine the proper angle for backing, and to determine when to turn the steering wheel while backing. They may find it easier to briefly stop at each reference point and turn for the next step.
Our method developed at Nevada Drive Academy combines a few traditional techniques as well as our own unique variations to make parking even easier.
Two major types of parallel parking technique differ in whether they will use two or three positions of the steering wheel while backing. A skilled driver is theoretically able to parallel park by having their car move along two arcs, the first having its center on the parking side of the car and the second having its center on the other side. There will be a point in the transition between these curves where all the car's wheels will be parallel with each other. Less-confident drivers may choose to drive further while transitioning, making it a pronounced middle step of three. Such a step allows greater tolerances to avoid hitting anything, but forces the car to start further from the road's edge and requires more space to the rear.
Our method at Nevada Drive Academy ensures everyone parks equally well.