| Remember: The front of the vehicle will
move in the opposite direction from the
direction the rear of the vehicle is moving.
OTHER TIPS FOR REVERSING:
• When reversing out of a driveway,
steer your vehicle into the nearest
traffic lane and then go forward. Do
not reverse into a second traffic lane.
• It is illegal to move your vehicle in
reverse into an intersection or a
If you see white reverse lights on
a vehicle, be aware that it may move
backwards. These lights show that the
vehicle is in reverse gear.
Parking requires good control of the
vehicle, accurate judgment and steering
skill. The next three sections will explain
different types of parking.
This type of parking may seem difficult at
first and will require practice. To park in a
space between two vehicles at the rightside
curb, follow the steps illustrated.
Note the position of the front tires (in red).
When approaching your intended parallel
parking space, check behind you for traffic.
Gradually apply your brakes well in advance of
the parking space to begin slowing. Your brake
lights alert other drivers of your intent to stop.
Determine if the parking space is large enough
for your vehicle.
Stop when the rear bumper of your vehicle
(vehicle A) is in line with the rear bumper of
vehicle B. Your vehicle should be parallel with
vehicle B, with about one metre (3 feet) of
space between the two vehicles. Place your
vehicle in reverse gear. Look over your right
shoulder and behind you to make sure nothing
is there and the space is still available.
Reverse straight very slowly (crawl speed)
about one-half metre (1.5 feet). While still
moving slowly, steer sharply to the right until
your vehicle is at about a 45-degree angle to
the curb. Continue to look in the direction you
are moving while glancing to the front. Your
steering wheel should now be in line with the
rear bumper of vehicle B.
While reversing very slowly, straighten your
front wheels and continue reversing until the
right corner of your front bumper is in line with
the rear bumper of vehicle B. Be careful not to
make contact with this vehicle.
Turn the wheel sharply to the left. Continue
to look in the direction you are moving while
glancing to the front. Reverse until your
vehicle is parallel with the curb. Be careful
not to make contact with the bumper of the
vehicle behind you. The law requires that the
wheels of the parked vehicle not be more
than 50 centimetres from the curb.