Nonetheless, we can't help mourning this change. Sure, a lot of states don't test for parallel parking either, but where's the pride, Maryland? Are we past the days when bragging rights — the speed and proximity to the curb (without touching) of a driver's parallel parking — counted for something? Maybe the whole thing is too easy. Perhaps the test should have required drivers to parallel park a standard transmission car on a steep hill. Then we could have bragged that we produced the best drivers in the nation. Now, we'll just say we graduate drivers who have a "common core" of skills.