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When you are leaving a parallel park
position with a vehicle parked in front of
you, do the following:
• Check all mirrors to see if it is safe to
   leave the parking location.
• Reverse while looking over your right
   shoulder through your rear window, 
   until you are close to the vehicle parked
   behind you, without making contact.
• Turn on the left turn signal.
• Before moving forward, look over your
   left shoulder for traffic and cyclists not
   visible in the mirrors.
• Move forward slowly about one metre
   (three feet) while steering sharply all
   the way to the left. When it is safe,
   drive into the nearest travel lane taking
   care not to make contact with the
   vehicle parked in front.
• Be alert for traffic approaching from
   the rear.

ENTERING AND EXITING A VEHICLE 
PARKED PARALLEL TO THE CURB ON 
A TWO-WAY STREET:


When leaving a vehicle parked parallel to
the curb, check all mirrors carefully for
any traffic or cyclists approaching from
behind. Do a shoulder check to your blind
spots to the left. When it is safe, open the
door no wider than necessary to get out
and leave the vehicle quickly. Walk to the
rear of the vehicle facing traffic to get to
the curb.

When entering a vehicle parked
parallel to the curb, always approach
from the front of the vehicle. Look for
traffic passing in the nearest lane before
you open the door. Open the door no
wider than necessary to get in and close
the door quickly behind you.

Angle parking

Angle parking is most often used in
parking lots. The spaces may be on an
angle of approximately 45 degrees to the
traffic lane.

The following steps should be used to
enter an angle parking space on the right:
• Turn on your right turn signal and
   reduce your speed.
• Drive parallel to the curb and remain
   about 1.5 metres (five feet) away from
   the rear of the parked vehicle.
• When you can see along the left side
   of the vehicle parked to the right of the
   vacant parking space, steer sharply
   to the right. Look through the centre
   of your stall while moving your vehicle
   slowly ahead. Your vehicle should be
   centred in the space.
• At about the mid-point of the parking
   space, straighten your wheels and
   continue to move forward slowly.
   Check the left front bumper and the
   right rear bumper of your vehicle,
   making sure they are not too close to
   the parked vehicles on either side.
• Keep moving slowly forward until the
   front wheel makes light contact with
   the curb or is within 50 centimetres
   (20 inches) of the curb.

 Entering angle parking space from the right

  

50  A Driver's Guide to Operation, Safety and Licensing

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