Parallel parking, when done by a skilled driver, can be a thing of beauty. Some time ago, I reproduced some instructions that I found on the internet that guarantees perfect parking every single time. I have followed those instructions and found that my success rate is much higher than it used to be, though not 100% since sometimes I have to pull out and start again.
But I have to humbly bow before the expert in the video below who squeezes into a space that I would not have even dreamt of trying to get into.
This took place in France. I think the old cities of Europe tend to have narrow streets and very limited parking so people have to learn this skill whereas in the US I know several drivers who cannot do it and still get by.
But for those who like to do it with spectacular flair, see the person who set the world parallel parking record. (Yes, there apparently is such a thing.) Kids, don’t try to copy this!
The other extreme can be seen with this person trying and failing to park in a space large enough to fit an aircraft carrier. It is excruciating to watch.