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PARALLEL PARKING

Parallel parking is a reverse parking maneuver.  It starts in a block (starting point) from where the applicant has to reverse the vehicle into a parking bay and stop once the vehicle, including all mirrors, etc. is within the parameters of the parking bay, without touching any of the poles or the pavement.  The parallel parking has to be completed from both the left side and the right side.

The side from which the first maneuver is executed shall be determined by the examiner.

ENTERING

The examiner shall inform the applicant of the following:

(a) stopping is permissible at any stage, and

(b) a 2nd (final) attempt may be made if the 1st attempt was unsuccessful, provided that no obstacle has been touched or the kerb mounted.

The examiner shall instruct the applicant to:

(a) position vehicle at starting point,

(b) only three (3) movements shall be permitted, the first movement being a reverse movement into the parking bay, and two further movements to position the vehicle within the parking bay without touching any obstacle or mounting the kerb, and

(c) a 2nd (final) attempt may be made if the 1st attempt was unsuccessful, provided that no obstacle has been touched or the kerb mounted.

LEAVING

The examiner shall instruct the applicant:

(a) to steer out of the demarcated area without touching any obstacle or mounting the kerb, and stop where indicated, and

(b) that the number of movements to leave the parking bay is unlimited.

PARALLEL PARKING - TO THE LEFT

– Position vehicle at starting point.

– Cancel signal, if applicable.

– Apply parking brake.

– Select neutral (or “P” automatic transmission), and wait for instructions.

ENTERING

1. Check rear-view mirror(s) and blind spot to the left.

2. Signal left.

3. Select gear.

4. Obtain clutch control. (Manual transmission)

5. Observe.

6. Release parking brake.

7. Move off.

8. Check the blind spot to the right before the vehicle changes direction.

9. Steer into the parking bay without touching any obstacles or mounting the kerb.

10. Counter steer if a 2nd movement forward is required.

11. Stop the vehicle within the demarcated area.

12. Apply parking brake.

13. Select neutral.

14. Cancel signal.

LEAVING

15. Check rear-view mirror(s) and blind spot to the right.

16. Signal right.

17. Select gear.

18. Obtain clutch control. (Manual transmission)

19. Observe.

20. Release parking brake.

21. Steer out of parking bay without touching any obstacle or mounting the kerb.

22. Cancel signal.

PARALLEL PARKING - TO THE RIGHT

Position vehicle at starting point.

– Cancel signal, if applicable.

– Apply parking brake.

– Select neutral (or “P” automatic transmission), and wait for instructions.

ENTERING

1. Check rear-view mirror(s) and blind spot to the right.

2. Signal right.

3. Select gear.

4. Obtain clutch control. (Manual transmission)

5. Observe.

6. Release parking brake.

7. Move off.

8. Check the blind spot to the left before the vehicle changes direction.

9. Steer into the parking bay without touching any obstacles or mounting the kerb.

10. Counter steer if a 2nd movement forward is required.

11. Stop the vehicle within the demarcated area.

12. Apply parking brake.

13. Select neutral.

14. Cancel signal.

LEAVING

15. Check rear-view mirror(s) and blind spot to the left.

16. Signal left.

17. Select gear.

18. Obtain clutch control. (Manual transmission)

19. Observe.

20. Release parking brake.

21. Steer out of parking bay without touching any obstacle or mounting the kerb.

22. Cancel signal.

Note A:

Only three movements shall be permissible - that is, a reverse movement into parking bay and two additional movements once the vehicle is at least partially within the parking bay, but without leaving the parking bay completely during these two movements.

Note B:

If this maneuver cannot be completed at the 1st attempt as described in item 11, the vehicle shall again be positioned in the starting point from where a 2nd (final) attempt shall be made provided that no obstacle has been touched or kerb mounted. (The stopwatch shall not been stopped)

Note C:

The number of movements to leave the parking bay shall be unlimited, however, an observation shall be done every time before moving off.

The vehicle shall be driven forward when leaving the parking bay. The signal shall be on when leaving the parking bay.

Note D:

Should the signal cancel automatically whilst entering or leaving, the applicant shall not be penalized for not reactivating it.

Note E:

No signal shall be required for movements within the demarcated parking bay.

Note F:

The final placement of the complete vehicle is of no importance as long as it is fully within the demarcated parking bay. (Including attachments and mirrors in extended position)

Note G:

Regarding

(1) Count. St.  ............................................

is meant that – the applicant turns the steering wheel while the vehicle is stationary, and that the applicant does not turn the steering wheel immediately prior to coming to a standstill so that the wheels are not a least straight, if a 2nd or 3rd movement is required.

(See definition of “Counter steer”)

Note H:

Should the vehicle roll, a circle shall be drawn around the black block “Roll” and the test shall be discontinued.

Note I:

Stopping and moving off in the same direction is not regarded as another movement.  Stopping is permitted at any stage during a movement, however, an observation shall be done before moving off, if stationary for longer than 5 seconds.

Note J:

Should the incorrect gear be selected when moving off from the starting point, this shall not be regarded as an attempt.

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