Reverse / Parallel Parking
Park alongside car – Approximately 1 meter to the right of it. Line up your door mirror with the front/back of the car.
Stop, Handbrake, Reverse Gear, Look / Shoulder Check
Reverse back to a point where the front/back of the car lines up with the passenger door pillar.
Stop, Look / Shoulder Check
As you start to reverse 1 full turn of the steering wheel to the left.
Stop at 2 o’clock angle. Look / Shoulder Check.
1 full turn to the right to straighten up the wheels.
As you start to reverse gently turn to the right, keep turning until your car is straight and parallel to the pavement. If you are too wide turn slightly yo the left.
Keep checking nearside small mirror watching back of the car move towards the pavement.
Depending on your position reverse back or move forward to a point where you can just see the bottom of the tyres of the car that you have reversed behind.
Handbrake , Neutral, Look.
Turn in the Road
Look, Drive slowly across the road, steering quickly to the right (full lock), look up and down the road as you are travelling across the road – stop just before pavement.
Handbrake, Reverse gear, Two turns to the left, Find biting point, Look.
Reverse slowly back across the road, steering quickly to the left (full lock), look up and down the road as you are travelling across the road – stop just before pavement.
Handbrake, First gear, One turn to the right, Find biting point. Look.
Drive slowly across the road, steering sufficiently to the right to continue with normal driving position.
Drive past junction and stop Two car lengths past junction and about 1/2 metre away from pavement.
Handbrake, reverse gear. Look.
Slowly reverse back to point where back of the car is at the start of the corner.
Reverse slowly around corner, steering quickly to the left (full lock) if it is a right angle corner or a three quarter turn to the left if it is a curved corner.
Stop when the car is straight. Take the steering of the full lock. Look.
Reverse slowly back for about 3/4 car lengths, keeping about half metre away from the pavement.
Stop, Handbrake, neutral, Look.
Drive alongside parking bays on the right – Stop about 1 metre away from them.
Line up a white line half way down the drivers door. You will now be reversing into the 3rd bay back from that line.
Reverse slowly and turn quickly to the right-Look over your right shoulder, check your right mirror.
At about a 1 o’clock angle stop and check that the back of the car is entering the bay, Check your left mirror for the other white line. Look!
Continue to reverse until you are parallel with both white lines – Straighten up the steering wheel and gently reverse back into the bay, checking right and right and over your shoulder.
Stop when you are inside the bay.
Handbrake, Neutral, Look.