Parallel parking

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COMMUNICATION AND PREPARATION
ARE PARAMOUNT.
THIS IS KNOWN AS COM-PREP
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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.
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SEE THE DIAGRAM:
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Front door aligned with front door
C
B
A
BEGINNING LOOKING OVER YOUR RIGHT
SHOULDER – CHECKING MIRRORS AS YOU START
TO BACKING
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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.)
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SEE DIAGRAM BELOW:
C
B
BE SURE TO BACK DOWN AT A 45 DEGREE ANGLE
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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.)
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SEE THE DIAGRAM BELOW:
C
B
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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.
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SEE THE DIAGRAM BELOW:
C
A
B
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.
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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.
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SEE THE DIAGRAM BELOW:
6 TO 8 INCHES FROM THE CURB
C
A
B
EXITING THE PARALLEL
PARKING SPACE
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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.
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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
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RE-ENTERING TRAFFIC
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RE-ENTERING TRAFFIC
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RE-ENTERING TRAFFIC
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RE-ENTERING TRAFFIC
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RE-ENTERING TRAFFIC
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RE-ENTERING TRAFFIC
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RE-ENTERING TRAFFIC
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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 VEHICLE’S WHEELS TURNED TO
LEFT FOR EASY EXIT

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