Reverse Park on the right

Park on the Right-hand Side of the Road

(Read HC 200- 203 )

The examiner might ask you to stop on the left before completing this manoeuvre in case. (Step A) or to pull up on the right-hand side of the road in a safe and convenient place. Make sure that it is always safe, legal and convenient to manoeuvre. Remember to use POM procedure before doing the parking on the right exercise.

(Step A)

Stop the car at the left side of the road in a convenient place. Prepare the car in First Gear. Make a 360-degree observation. Start over left shoulder round to left near side mirror across the front of the car looking at Internal Mirror round to offside mirror down the side of the car to the right shoulder. (Why? Safety so what are you looking for?) When clear start moving slowly forward turning the steering wheel to the right making big turns of the wheel, QUICKLY. Keep the speeds of the car SLOW using a combination of the clutch brake and accelerator. Try to obtain a full right lock before the car reaches the middle of the road. Then straighten up as the drive to the right-hand side of the road

(Step B)

Once you have decided on a safe and convenient place to stop make sure it is safe to pull up on the right by making all-round observations remembering to signal.

Once you are parked on the right make an all-round observation and when safe reverse back about 2 car lengths in a straight line and stop.

Before moving forward make sure it is safe by doing a complete all-round observation. Taking extra care to look for vulnerable road users like pedestrians, bicycles. Signal if necessary and drive forwards so you do not cause any problems to other rod users once in a safe position on the left do another mirror check to confirm it is still safe.

NOTES

  1. Indicators should be used – they can inform other road users what you are planning.  
  2. If another vehicle comes, stop and decide what is the best option to follow. Let them pass or continue with the manoeuvre. 
  3. Beware of someone flashing their headlights (HC 90); wait until any other traffic commits them before committing yourself. Try to get eye contact to confirm.
  4. The 360-degree observation before moving off is VERY important. That is to start over left shoulder round to left near side mirror across the front of the car looking at internal mirror round to offside mirror down the side of the car to the right shoulder.
  5. No dry steering (steering while stationary) When manoeuvring it might help to open your window a bit so that you can hear the vehicle coming.

MARKING POINTS FOR EXAMINERS:

Co-ordination of controls – Good clutch control No crossing of hands
Observations – Making sure it is safe to continue at all times. Considering eye contact to confirm what the other road users are going to do.
Accuracy – not touching the kerb or pavement
Time – you will be expected to take only a reasonable time and not to cause inconvenience to other road users.

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