2PARALLEL PARKING COMMUNICATION AND PREPARATION ARE PARAMOUNT. THIS IS KNOWN AS COM-PREP
3Parallel parkingENTERING A PARALLEL PARKING SPACE1. 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.
4Parallel parking B Front door aligned with front door C A SEE THE DIAGRAM:Front door aligned with front doorCBABEGINNING LOOKING OVER YOUR RIGHT SHOULDER – CHECKING MIRRORS AS YOU START TO BACKING
5Parallel parkingSHIFT 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.)
6Parallel parking B C A SEE DIAGRAM BELOW: BE SURE TO BACK DOWN AT A 45 DEGREE ANGLE
7Parallel parking3. 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.)
9Parallel parkingLOOK 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.
10Parallel parking C A B SEE THE DIAGRAM BELOW: 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.
11Parallel parkingMOVE 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.
12Parallel parking B C A SEE THE DIAGRAM BELOW: 6 TO 8 INCHES FROM THE CURBBCA
14Parallel parkingBRAKE 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 THECURB.
15Parallel parking Shift to Drive, Turn your wheels Search for clear path and yield to other trafficUse your turn indicator or directional signalCheck blind spotTarget the center of your intended pathDecrease brake pressure, inch car forward while turning wheel rapidly and fully leftStraighten in your laneCancel Signal
23PARALLEL PARKING COM-PREP REAR PIVOT POINT(LOOKING OVER YOUR SHOULDERS)CHECK LEFT FRONT CORNER SWING - Search & YieldBACK TO 45 DEGREE ANGLECREEP & TIME CLEARANCELEAVE VEHICLE’S WHEELS TURNED TO LEFT FOR EASY EXIT