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Old 15.07.2012, 15:26
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I wonder if the spaces are wider for the belly to maneuvre, stroller, bags, offsprings.. Who knows.
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Being a good and efficient 'parker' has more to do with where you took your driving test! In Switzerland, parking, especially reversing into small spaces, was paramount for success.

As a matter of interest, looking back at your own experience in the country you took your test in - was this an important part of the training and test?
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Old 15.07.2012, 15:37
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Re: women drivers - parking

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Being a good and efficient 'parker' has more to do with where you took your driving test! In Switzerland, parking, especially reversing into small spaces, was paramount for success.

As a matter of interest, looking back at your own experience in the country you took your test in - was this an important part of the training and test?
Good point, reverse 2 point parking was the main point. The other was a giant roundabout (which here it seems different, people here signal before they get on). They passed me even though I had to explain my foot is "heavy" from the piano pedal and my mechanical sewing machine.

The main test was driving in France, the easiest was driving in the US. And then the German autobahn....ooooh.
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Re: women drivers - parking

Hihihihi - when I passed my tests (car + motorbike) in 69 in CH - roundabouts did not exist here! Then had to take car test again in UK the next year - plenty of roundabouts in central London
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Well, in England the roundabout would be least of my worries. The left driving would kill me, probably.

I need one of these

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Only had my Swiss test for a few months when I moved to London - lol, had to learn fast, and survive
Now we constantly change between right-hand and left-hand - going to UK back and forth - don't even have to think about it
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I park better than a hell lot of men! There is one topic where for me, size does not matter!

please!
NIce one Nil interesting noone has taken you up on this offer to park any size
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Old 15.07.2012, 16:23
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truth be told
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Old 15.07.2012, 16:25
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Now we constantly change between right-hand and left-hand - going to UK back and forth - don't even have to think about it
Have you got one car here one there? I think I could do both systems in one car, but switching sides in car would be confusing, not sure..Like when I got from manual to automatic, it was ok but to switch back is a major pita. I can play instruments, other synchronization gets weird..

Anyways, parking is ok, if one has time...I don't think I will ever get to the point of asking a neighbor to park, awww, I have seen that.
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Kept my old car there when we moved - but gave it away to a young friend early this year- as I constantly had trouble with battery and brakes, as it was left unused for several months at a time. Will be hiring in future. For as long as I can remember, I had to adapt to new cars, left-hand, right-hand, big, small, auto or manu - so no prob with me. The younger you are when you have to adapt, the easier.
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Now we constantly change between right-hand and left-hand - going to UK back and forth - don't even have to think about it
Same for me - switch between a left-hand drive automatic here to my mum's right-hand drive manual with dodgy clutch with no issues at all.

Is there a driving equivalent of "bi-lingual"?
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LOL - OH's car is a monster 4x4, right-hand drive here in CH, mine is a small left-hand drive manual- driven on right. And in the UK of course will drive right-hand manual or auto on left. So yes, bi, tri-drival - like languages, it keeps your brain active!
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True..The biggest adjustment wasn't a manu to an automatic, back and forth, it was from this



to something more...drive-able
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True..The biggest adjustment wasn't a manu to an automatic, back and forth, it was from this



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"Lada"drove this Cuban BMW in Cuba
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Cuban BMW? My dad would be proud..
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Quick diversion - my aunt Berthe was a worked as a private Tutor/teacher for the Skoda family early 20C, teaching French and good-manners to the children.

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Škoda. Wow. What did she teach?

My driving teacher always told me, chicks need to feel the driving under their butts, you feel the vibes in order to shift the gear in time, but that might be just bad cars...

I never liked driving Lada (too much of a tank for uphill hand break).
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for anyone thats " parking challenged" PC toss for " your are shite at parking" should visit www.yplac.com to see WHAT NOT to do, if nasty words offend your delicate mind dont click.
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Re: women drivers - parking

I wish I could find the photo online.

In last Thu/Fri's Geneva 20 minutes, there's a ferrari parked across 4 spaces. I assume the driver paid for 4 spaces, although it's hardly the point, if it's a busy public car park.

In some places, parking like that would make the car a target for vandalism.
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for anyone thats " parking challenged" PC toss for " your are shite at parking" should visit www.yplac.com to see WHAT NOT to do, if nasty words offend your delicate mind dont click.
Nice site. Most of them pictures remind me of my local carrefour.
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