Very slowly back up until you are at a 45-degree angle, then stop. Turn the wheels all the way to the left. Back up very slowly until you are parallel with the curb. If done correctly, you should be less then twelve inches from the curb.
In this way, is it illegal to reverse park?
HPD told us reversing means going against the flow of traffic which is a safety issue. A spokeswoman added that, "By backing out of a stall, pedestrians and motorists have the added safety advantage of seeing the vehicle's brake lights and reverse lights." Some drivers still aren't convinced that it should be illegal.
Why is it easier to parallel park in reverse?
Short answer: Parallel parking is easier when you reverse into the vacant space because the front tires of the car are controlled by the steering wheel, and can therefore be steered in any direction with ease, as opposed to the rear wheels, which only move straight.
What should you do when changing lanes?
When you change lanes, follow these steps:
- Turn on your signal.
- Check your mirrors.
- Check your blind spot by looking over your shoulder.
- If it is safe, change lanes.
- Turn off your signal after completing the lane change.