Chapter 8: Backing and Parking

In this chapter
    1. Check your mirrors for traffic. Don’t stop suddenly if a vehicle is close behind you. Signal your stop by flashing your brake lights approximately three times or by using a hand signal and then turn on your right signal. Drive alongside Vehicle B about one metre away. Stop when your vehicle’s (Vehicle A) rear bumper is even with the rear bumper of Vehicle B.
    2. When you have checked your mirrors and blind spots and you are sure the way is clear, start backing into the space very slowly. As you reverse, you should steer sharply to the right until your vehicle is at a 45 degree angle from the curb. Watch for vehicles passing you. Stop when your steering wheel is in line with the rear bumper of Vehicle B.
    3. Straighten the wheels and continue to back into the space. The turn signal can be turned off. Stop when the right end of your front bumper is in line with and past the rear bumper of Vehicle B.
    4. Turn the steering wheel sharply to the left as you continue to back slowly. Make sure the front of your vehicle does not hit the parked vehicle ahead. Your right rear wheel should be close to the curb. Stop moving the vehicle
    5. Put the vehicle into forward gear. Turning the steering wheel to the right as you do so, drive slowly forward. This should bring your vehicle parallel to and not more than 45 centimetres away from the curb. Stop the vehicle when it’s centred between Vehicles B and C.