Is parallel parking on the driving test?

Will I have to parallel park on my driving test? I’m pretty confident about everything else.

Brittni Brinn · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
It’s great that you’re feeling ready for your test for the most part! If you can get a little more practice in before the test, you should focus on parallel parking—in most states, the dreaded maneuver is a required element on your driving test.
However, parallel parking is not required if your test takes place in the following states:
  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Illinois
  • Maryland
  • Nebraska
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Oregon
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Virginia
  • Wyoming
To make sure you’re ready for your driving test, you’ll also have to have car insurance for the vehicle you bring to the test.
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Best of luck with your parallel parking and your driving test!
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