PARALLEL PARKING: (2 circle Rule – Standard car steering turns approx 1 ¾ toward right or left from center positions and stops)

1)      Choose a space of 1 ½ car length behind vehicle where you need to or asked by examiner to Parallel Park then approx 30 meter before approaching the parked vehicle, check your Right mirror, signal right, shoulder check and move slowly toward right hand side closer to the vehicle.

2)      Bring your right side mirror to the center column of the parked car (By Driver door’s handle) and complete Stop. For big trucks or vans Stop when your car’s rear bumper aligns with parked truck or van.

3)      Keeping right signal ON place gear in Reverse, Steer all the way right (2 circles), check your 360 degree around, and back up until you see parked car right tail light from your right side window right corner and STOP. Your car makes a 45 degree angle with parked car.

4)      Then straighten up the wheels by turning 2 circles towards left, hold steering straight and back up until you see in the right Convex mirror that your car’s right back wheel makes a V shape with the curb line, STOP completely.

5)      Steer all the way left 2 circles, back up and straighten up the car, when cars side body is parallel to the curb, STOP completely and shift gear in park and use hand brakes.

6)      Steer the wheels according to uphill or downhill with or without curb. (UCL – Uphill with Curb steer wheels towards Left, all other 3 directions steer wheels towards right.    


1)      Decide which stall to back up your car, if the stall is on the left hand bring your car perpendicular to the stall by staying on the right hand side of the road in parking lot. Once decided which stall to park start counting from the line further of that stall in until 3rd line and align your right hand side mirror with that third line. STOP. (Follow same procedure for backing up in stall on right hand)

2)      Keeping your left or right signal depending on left or right stall shift gear in reverse, steer all way left or right 2 circles), check your 360 degree and slowly back up while looking back occasionally and keep checking the convex SMALL MIRRORS to make sure your back wheels come evenly between BOTH white lines on the side of stall. 

3)      Once your car is straight STOP COMPLETELY, straighten up the wheels and back up straight looking behind and in side mirrors making sure you and completely in stall but do not hit the curb behind with car's rear wheels. Park the car and use hand brakes, (don’t worry about uphill or downhill parking here).

4) If the car is not even on either sides you always have option to drive out again ONCE ONLY making sure you bring / align your car in the centre of the stall before backing up. ( Couple of inches closer to either sides should not be a problem) (DON'T KEEP GOING BACK AND FORTH) 


hazard is anything in the driving environment that could result in harm to you or other road users.
Tell examiners at least 7 - 8 or more Hazards from below, what you see in that area of driving on that road.

SPACE CONFLICT: Cars in front / behind, oncoming traffic, pedestrian / walk, bikers / lane, intersections, driveways, motorcycles, skateboarders, children, constructions, rail road crossings, obstacles on road ( such as cardboard, wildlife alive / dead, mattresses etc), entrance and exit to highway, ramps etc.

SURPRISES: Car parked, school zones, playground zones, emergency cruisers, ambulance etc. 

VISION BLOCK: uphill, downhill, curves, trees, fences, bigger vehicles, buses etc.

POOR ROAD CONDITION: rain, snow, sun glare, unpaved roads etc. 

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