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2 COMMUNICATION AND PREPARATION ARE PARAMOUNT. THIS IS KNOWN AS COM-PREP

3 ENTERING A PARALLEL PARKING SPACE 1. Use your indicator to signal a right turn. Stop to the side of the front car (the car you are parking behind), so that the cars are about even OR THE FRONT DOORS OF EACH CAR ARE ALIGNED WITH EACH OTHER.

4 SEE THE DIAGRAM: Front door aligned with front door B C A BEGINNING LOOKING OVER YOUR RIGHT SHOULDER – CHECKING MIRRORS AS YOU START TO BACKING

5 SHIFT TO REVERSE. CHECK TRAFFIC AND BACK SLOWLY TURNING THE STEERING QUICKLY TO THE RIGHT. BACK UNTIL THE END OF YOUR FRONT SEAT IS IN LINE WITH THE REAR BUMPER OF THE VEHICLE YOUR ARE PARKING BEHIND. NOTE: (THE DOOR POST IS ALIGNED WITH THE REAR LEFT CORNER BUMPER.)

6 SEE DIAGRAM BELOW: C B A BE SURE TO BACK DOWN AT A 45 DEGREE ANGLE

7 3. When your front seat is in line ( or the door post is aligned ) with the rear bumper of the front car, stop and turn the steering wheel one revolution to the left to straighten the tires. Continue backing at this angle until your right front fender just clears the left rear fender of the front car. (At this point, your left rear bumper will be in line with the left front bumper of the back car.)

8 SEE THE DIAGRAM BELOW : CB A

9 LOOK TO THE REAR AND BACK SLOWLY TURNING THE STEERING WHEEL AS RAPIDLY AS POSSIBLE TO THE LEFT. STOP ! BEFORE YOU TOUCH THE BUMPER OF THE VEHICLE BEHIND YOU.

10 SEE THE DIAGRAM BELOW : C B A Quickly turn the steering wheel to the left and finish reversing into the parking spot. Looking over your left shoulder during this part of the maneuver may help you align with the rear car – or use your rear view mirror.

11 MOVE SLOWLY FORWARD AND STRAIGHTEN THE WHEELS. STOP WITH THE CURBSIDE WHEELS SHOULD BE ABOUT 6 INCHES FROM THE CURB AND AN EQUAL DISTANCE FROM THE VEHICLES TO YOUR FRONT AND REAR.

12 SEE THE DIAGRAM BELOW: C B A 6 TO 8 INCHES FROM THE CURB

13 EXITING THE PARALLEL PARKING SPACE

14 BRAKE AND SHIFT TO REVERSE. WHILE BACKING, TURN AND LOOK OVER YOUR RIGHT SHOULDER. BACK UP AS CLOSE TO THE VEHICLE BEHIND YOUR VEHICLE, WHILE TURNING YOUR STEERING WHEEL TO WARD THE CURB.

15 Shift to Drive, Turn your wheels Search for clear path and yield to other traffic Use your turn indicator or directional signal Check blind spot Target the center of your intended path Decrease brake pressure, inch car forward while turning wheel rapidly and fully left Straighten in your lane Cancel Signal

16 RE-ENTERING TRAFFIC

17 RE-ENTERING TRAFFIC

18 RE-ENTERING TRAFFIC

19 RE-ENTERING TRAFFIC

20 RE-ENTERING TRAFFIC

21 RE-ENTERING TRAFFIC

22 RE-ENTERING TRAFFIC

23 COM-PREP REAR PIVOT POINT(LOOKING OVER YOUR SHOULDERS) CHECK LEFT FRONT CORNER SWING - Search & Yield BACK TO 45 DEGREE ANGLE CREEP & TIME CLEARANCE LEAVE VEHICLES WHEELS TURNED TO LEFT FOR EASY EXIT


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