Parallel parking: theory and practice
There are several ways to park a car, one of which is parallel parking. However, for most drivers, especially beginners, parking in reverse is incredibly difficult. That "nose" sticks out, the "ass" does not fit. In parallel, parked cars take up much less of the carriageway than when perpendicularly set up or parking a herringbone. However, it is very difficult to take a vacant spot between densely standing cars.The driver should feel good dimensions of the car and have a good reaction.
Ways to park a car
1. Diagonal or parking at an angle. The easiest way to park the car at the time of parking. As a rule, in this way cars are put on paid parking lots. On the city streets, diagonal parking is rarely allowed, since the angled cars limit the width of the roadway.
2. Parallel parking. The most common way to stop the car for a long time on city streets. Cars at the same time line up one after another with a minimum distance.
Properly put the car in parallel parking without a workout is unlikely. Traditional mistakes of inexperienced drivers - haste and inability to own the wheel.
How to make parallel parking
This way the car can be put on an empty seat both forward, and back. It all depends on the distance between standing cars. If the distance is large enough, then you can drive to the vacant place in front. If the distance is limited, you will have to park in reverse. In any case, it should be borne in mind that between standing cars there should be a distance of not less than one and a half times the length of your car. Otherwise, no problem to leave the parking lot will not succeed. Parallel parking requires preliminary training. It is not necessary without certain skills to try to put your car between two expensive cars. Try to remember what you were taught in a driving school and try to work parking between chips.
Arrange the landmarks at a distance of 1.5 times the length of your car. In order to gain experience, to park for the first time should be moving forward.If you are determined to learn how to put the car in reverse, then the procedure in this case will be slightly different than parallel parking in front. So, you adjust the car to the parking place and set it so that through the rear window you can see the chip that marks the left corner of the car standing next to it (after the production is completed, this car will be ahead of you). Then turn on the rear speed and gently turn the steering wheel in the direction of standing next to the car. In this case, the back of your car will move in the direction of the sidewalk and drive behind the car in front. At this point, it is important not to lose sight of the chip, denoting the left corner. Make sure that there is enough space before it, otherwise you can scratch someone else's car. As soon as the back of your car has passed one third of the space left for parking, you need to turn the steering wheel gently to the left, while trying to give the car a straight-line path. When your car is aligned with the standing, the “nose” of the car will already go behind the car in front. When performing the maneuver, it is important not to lose sight of the rear left corner of the front car.