Nevada DMV removes parallel parking from driver test

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Nevada state driving officials have removed the parallel parking portion of driver tests.

The Department of Motor Vehicles removed the parallel parking section Jan. 13 from the licensing exam because it led to too many retests, KVVU reported.

"Testing of the parking skills needed is met by the requirements of entering and backing out of a perpendicular parking space and by other vehicle control requirements," department spokesman Kevin Malone told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. "We believe this change makes our drive tests safer and we are still able to maintain the integrity of our mission, putting safe drivers on the road."

A number of other states, including Florida, California and Colorado, have removed parallel parking from their skills tests.

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