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A group of Irish students captured this video of a driver attempting to parallel park – for half an hour.

Throughout her trials a few passers-by attempted to give her directions but they walked away in frustration. Her determination was admirable and, with the help and patience of a good Samaritan, she finally made it into the spot.

The guys on the video make fun of the 'woman driver' struggling to make the space, but that's an outdated stereotype. According to a month long study from National Car Parks, the United Kingdom's largest private parking garage operator, women might take slightly longer to maneuver into spaces, but were the better parkers overall.

Parallel Parking is a notoriously difficult maneuver to master. Here are a few tips on how to execute the perfect parallel parking job in 30 minutes or less.

1. Line your side mirror up with the car that is in the space ahead of where you want to park

2. Throw it into reverse, immediately start turning your wheel hard in the direction you need to go

3. When your front wheel is lined up roughly with the other car's rear wheel start turning the steering wheel hard in the opposite direction

4. Make any adjustments necessary, scoot up or move back.

5. Or you can speed up, spin the wheel hard, use the hand brake, and slide into the space like a parallel parking world champion.



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      beavis
      • 1 Year Ago
      "Throughout her trials a few passers-by attempted to give her directions but they walked away in frustration. Her determination was admirable" Yeah I one saw a lawyer get all bent out of shape trying to open a door for a few minutes, then he decided to pull on the door. ( Cheers yipee you did it.. woo hoo!)
      • 1 Year Ago
      Some drivers can't even turn their heads to look behind without loosing their "compass"! And that goes more often as a majority by certain ethnicity aggravated by gender...LOL!
      Velocity105
      • 1 Year Ago
      Mom?
      tom841
      • 1 Year Ago
      This was not worth including. There was nothing to see here.
      • 1 Year Ago
      how he passed the test then?
      wodkasj
      • 1 Year Ago
      women are not good at driving. I see them in the E.R. alot for crashing into something. they are Jerks
        Aissa2
        • 1 Year Ago
        @wodkasj
        Must be considered good driver, if only for one fact, they miss crashing into a jerk every time so far. May they get luckier or someone's luck run out!
      sunon
      • 1 Year Ago
      thanx for wasting my time; something i can do quite handily on my own
      dkp50
      • 1 Year Ago
      Well, she must not have a Dad or Mother or Even a Boyfriend to Teach her how to PP.. I have walked up and Not just done it for her but tought her and then Have her do it a few times.. Be Considerate and Help Others.. What you give out, will come back to you> It's called KARMA One Pretty girl had a Nice Short Skirt on and WE had Sex in the Car for thanking me.. See? KARMA
      cherylhaass
      • 1 Year Ago
      ZZZZZzzzzzz.....ZZZZZzzzzzz.....That really IS viral---it made me vomit and then go fall asleep. Just glad I didn't watch half an hour of that. Yes, the definition of insane is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.
        Daddy
        • 1 Year Ago
        @cherylhaass
        did you have the class to at least clean up the vomit before you fell asleep in it?
      rroro527
      • 1 Year Ago
      thank you for wasting my time
      stevenjonessales
      • 1 Year Ago
      Parallel parking is a breeze
      bstogieone
      • 1 Year Ago
      When will people learn to turn there cell phone sideways when taking video?
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