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    Ok, I know this may sound a bit silly but when it comes to forward parking in a bay I get really nervous when there are two cars besides the space. I always feel like I'm going to hit one of them. The first week I got my car I always ended up at an angle in the space - I've improved since then (it's been a month) but my question is how do you get in the space perfectly straight the first time? Every time I forward park I'm always at an angle when I get in and have to reverse out and move back in to straighten it.


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    Don't worry about getting it perfect first time. You know when you haven't got it quite right and need to reposition the car - and that's a GOOD thing!

    Practice makes (almost) perfect.
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    Reverse in like they taught you to in your lessons. It's a lot easier to get the car straight and in the middle of the space when you reverse in, and much much safer when exiting the space as you're driving forwards.
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    I do, but there are times when I need access to the boot and driving in makes this easier.


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    (Original post by goodwinning)
    Ok, I know this may sound a bit silly but when it comes to forward parking in a bay I get really nervous when there are two cars besides the space. I always feel like I'm going to hit one of them. The first week I got my car I always ended up at an angle in the space - I've improved since then (it's been a month) but my question is how do you get in the space perfectly straight the first time? Every time I forward park I'm always at an angle when I get in and have to reverse out and move back in to straighten it.


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    That is perfectly fine. In fact, it's encouraged. People seem to be against adjusting position when parking up but it's ideal as you're less likely to to park perfectly first time, especially when there's less space.

    Ideally just reverse park which is way easier. In situations you can't though, stay as far from the space as possible before turning into it. It'll be harder if you have less room so adjust where necessary.
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    (Original post by goodwinning)
    Ok, I know this may sound a bit silly but when it comes to forward parking in a bay I get really nervous when there are two cars besides the space. I always feel like I'm going to hit one of them. The first week I got my car I always ended up at an angle in the space - I've improved since then (it's been a month) but my question is how do you get in the space perfectly straight the first time? Every time I forward park I'm always at an angle when I get in and have to reverse out and move back in to straighten it.


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    Reversing in is the easiest way and in reality the only way I can get into a space whilst being near dead straight. Otherwise, if you want to pull into a space then it's fine to adjust until you feel you're straight enough.
 
 
 
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