How to Choose a Parking Spot: Tips for Novice Drivers
When you're a novice driver, the task of finding a parking spot can seem daunting. With so many things to consider - size and shape of the space, proximity to hazards and obstructions, availability of spaces - where do you even start? In this blog post, we'll give you some tips for choosing a parking spot that will make your life easier (and maybe save you a few bucks in the process).
Size and shape of the space: When you're first starting out, it's best to choose a parking spot that is large and open. This will give you plenty of room to maneuver your vehicle into the space, and it will also give you a little extra room in case you need to make any adjustments once you're parked.
Proximity to hazards and obstructions: You'll also want to choose a spot that is away from any potential hazards or obstructions. This means staying clear of tight corners, busy intersections, and areas where pedestrians are likely to be walking.
Availability of spaces: Another thing to consider is the availability of parking spots. If you're driving in a busy area, it may be worth it to drive around for a few extra minutes to find a spot that is less crowded. This will give you more room to park and make it easier to get in and out of your spot.
As you get more comfortable driving, you can start to loosen up these criteria a bit. Once you're more confident in your abilities, you can start to park in tighter spaces and closer to hazards. But when you're first starting out, it's best to err on the side of caution and choose a spot that is large, open, and away from any potential hazards.
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