There is another type of angle parking that is becoming more common, it is called Reverse Angle Parking or Back-In Angled Parking. Reverse Angle Parking is great because it makes it much easier for drivers to see pedestrians, cyclists and other vehicles on the road. It also allows drivers to use more eye contact and nonverbal communication cues.
Steps in reverse angle parking
- First, look for the Back-In Angled Parking sign and find an open stall. Slow down and signal to let others know you are going to park. Approach the stall approximately one vehicle width from the parked vehicles.
- When your vehicle’s back bumper is in line with the parked car ahead of your stall’s driver side rear bumper, stop and put your vehicle into reverse. Begin steering sharply while slowly reversing towards the centre of the stall. Remember to use your mirrors and shoulder check either side as you are turning into the stall so you don’t hit the vehicles beside you.
- Once your vehicle is centered in the stall, straighten your wheels and continue reversing until you are completely in the parking stall. To exit the stall, signal, check for oncoming traffic and slowly start to pull out of the parking stall. Once it’s safe, turn the wheel and pull onto the roadway.
To exit the stall, signal, check for oncoming traffic and slowly start to pull out of the parking stall. Once it’s safe, turn the wheel and pull onto the roadway.