[LMB] OT: Parallel parking
marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk
Fri Jan 7 13:01:10 GMT 2022
On Sun, 2 Jan 2022 08:12:15 +0000, Matija Grabnar via Lois-Bujold
<lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk> wrote:
>I was wondering the same thing. I found this:
>Tips to Curb Your Wheels Safely and Legally
> * Whether you park your vehicle facing uphill or downhill, the rule of
> thumb is to turn your wheels so that the weight of the car will roll
> them towards the curb. If you’re not sure which way your car is
> sloped, set the car in neutral and see which way it rolls.
> * If you’re faced downhill, turn your front wheels towards the curb.
> * If you’re faced uphill, turn your front wheels away from the curb
> and let your vehicle roll back until it gently touches the curb.
> * If you park on a sloped driveway, turn your wheels so the vehicle
> will not roll into the street and, again, make sure to set your
> parking brake.
With a manual transmission vehicle ("stick", for you transpondians) it's
also good to leave it in gear, in case the handbrake fails.
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