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Parallel Parking Identify 1½ Car Lengths of Available Space Communication and Preparation are paramount! We call that COM-PREP
6 COM-PREP Tools 1.Signal Lights 2.Brake Lights 3.Speed Adjustment 4.Side Position 5.Rear Position 6.Reverse Lights
Be Clear and Precise COM-PREP 1.Signal Right
Be Clear and Precise COM-PREP 2.Brake Lights Tap & Apply the Brake 3.Speed Adjustment Approach slowly enough that no one will misinterpret your signaling for a right turn
Be Clear and Precise COM-PREP 4.Side Position 3 feet away from and parallel to the left edge of the space (stop next to the space evaluate its size if necessary)
Be Clear and Precise COM-PREP 5.Rear Position: Stop when right rear pivot point of your vehicle aligns with the left rear of the front vehicle 6.Reverse Lights
Many Techniques Here’s one COM-PREP Search and Yield - Check Left Front Swing Turn Steering wheel all the way right Slowly inch back, your vehicle will move to the right as you back…
Back to the Right
Back until you see the inside corner of the car in back in your side mirror. Straighten your wheels (as little as possible rearward movement while turning the wheels) and continue to inch back until your right front tire is at the corner of the car in front.
Back to the Left When your wheels are at the corner of the vehicle in front, turn the wheels all the way left. After turning the wheels, begin backing slowly into position.
Back to the Left
Target the left front of the rear vehicle again Turn wheel rapidly and fully left Stop before touching the rear vehicle
Back to the Left Target the left front of the rear vehicle again Turn wheel rapidly and fully left Stop before touching the rear vehicle
To Complete Parking… Be sure to watch front swing as your vehicle passes forward vehicle Constantly monitor all mirrors and check blind spot(s) When vehicle is parallel with forward and back vehicles, stop. Secure vehicle. In Oregon, you must straighten the tires after you are situated in the space.
To Re-enter Traffic Shift to Drive, Turn your wheels Search for clear path and yield to other traffic Use your turn indicator or a hand and arm signal Check blindspot 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
To Re-enter Traffic
Key Steps COM-PREP REAR PIVOT POINT CHECK LEFT FRONT CORNER SWING - Search & Yield BACK TO 45 DEGREE ANGLE CREEP & TIME CLEARANCE LEAVE VEHICLE’S WHEELS TURNED TO LEFT FOR EASY EXIT COM-PREP REAR PIVOT POINT CHECK LEFT FRONT CORNER SWING - Search & Yield BACK TO 45 DEGREE ANGLE CREEP & TIME CLEARANCE LEAVE VEHICLE’S WHEELS TURNED TO LEFT FOR EASY EXIT