Michigan lawmaker aims to eliminate parallel parking from driver's test

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LANSING, Mich. (WTHR) - A Michigan lawmaker will be a hero to 16-year-olds across the state if her legislation passes.

State Rep. Sarah Lightner has introduced an amendment to the Michigan vehicle code that would eliminate the parallel parking test from the state's operator's license test. The existing code describes how license tests are to be conducted, including penalties for those who try to circumvent the rules and requirements for motorcycle license tests.

Lightner's amendment states "the secretary of state shall not require an applicant for an operator's license to demonstrate proficiency in the skill of parallel parking to successfully complete a driving skills test."

The bill, which was introduced last week, is still in committee.

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