For the majority of driving licence applicants, parking manoeuvres mean several hours of practice, sometimes with unsatisfactory results. However, it is important to master these manoeuvres. This will help you to obtain the desired driving licence. Whether for perpenducular parking, parallel parking or back-in-angled parking, the candidate must have a perfect knowledge of the safety rules and also a good control of the vehicle. This article helps you to find out how to park successfully.
The basic rules
First of all, all the basic rules of road safety must be observed to learn how to park. You must signal your intention to park by using the indicator. Secondly, you should park in a way that does not disturb other road users such as pedestrians. You should not put your wheels on the pavement. Then, you should use your mirrors to have a view of the rear of the vehicle. When parking, avoid crossing the white line. In addition, park in the same direction as the road and not the other way round.
Perpenducular parking is easier to do. The spaces seem to be well defined. It is better to park in reverse in order to have maximum visibility during the subsequent exit. So, you have to bring the rear of the vehicle to the height that will be on your right. Then back up and remember to slowly turn your steering wheel. In this case, the vehicle on your right has a good view, but not the vehicle on your left. To be on the safe side, it is best to drive forward to get back on track.
Parallel parking and angled parking
When parking in a niche, you first bring the rear door of the vehicle to the same level as the tail light in front of it. Then back up by turning the steering wheel to the right. When the rear-view mirror of your car reaches the height of the light of your vehicle, stop the manoeuvre. Slightly counter-steer and back up slowly until your car is at the same level with the kerb. For angled parking, it is done in forward gear. Steer to the right and at the same time, do not squeeze the car too much to the right when the front of the vehicle reaches the beginning of the space. To get back on track, reverse may be necessary.