This is one of the easiest tests By Daniel DaCosta
Stabroek News
January 23, 2002

Dear Editor,

I read the letter (2l.l.2002) suggesting the removal of the parallel parking test being done by the police for the driver's licence and wondered who could write such a letter, until I saw it was a woman. The easiest test of them all, and she wants it removed.

I believe that if you do not have the control and ability to parallel park your car then you have no business driving on the road. I say this test is the easiest of all because all you have to concentrate on is getting your car in and out of the sticks. No animals to look for, no children making sudden dashes across the street, no unruly cyclists, or for that matter, mini buses. You simply drive the car out of the sticks, and then back in. The real test comes on the road.

And to the other lady commenting about the 'three C's' in driving, I think that whoever instructed you in your driving classes would want to remind you of the other two.

I think that the parallel parking test is an important one, ensuring that new drivers must have a degree of control (one of the C's, incidentally) before going out on the road. Something too often not seen.

Yours faithfully,

N. N. Jodhan