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Driving Lesson - Reverse Parking - Parallel Parking

Driving Lesson - Reverse Parking - Parallel Parking

Where

  • SCALP What is this?

Starting Point

  • Position
    • 1⁄2 car width away (Approx. 1m)
    • 1⁄2 car length past
    • Parallel to parked vehicle
  • Signal
    • Left indicator – when stopping (if required)
    • Reverse lights – ASAP

1st Part

  • P – Prepare in reverse gear
  • O – Observe (360° observation from right to left) – look over left shoulder
  • M – Move – slowly – old man's walking speed

2nd Part

  • When backs of both vehicles are level
    • Stop
    • Observe (360° observation from right to left) – front will swing out
    • 1 full turn to the left – whilst still moving slowly

3rd Part

  • 45% with the pavement, from the left mirror pavement should be about to disappear
    • Stop
    • 2 full turn to the right – whilst still moving slowly

4th Part

  • Just before parallel to kerb
    • 1 full turn to the left – whilst still moving slowly – to straighten wheels

Finishing Position

  • 15-20cm from kerb and parallel
  • Within 2 car lengths
  • Secure car
    • Handbrake
    • Neutral

Other Road Users (including pedestrians)

  • Stop – allow to pass
  • Move on if another vehicle too close behind

Slow Speed – Good Observation

Reverse Parking - Parallel Parking

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