Would you like some helpful advice on parking and manoeuvring, but feel silly asking?
Never fear, Richard Gladman, head of driving and riding standards at IAM RoadSmart, is on hand to provide you with some useful hints and tips to build your confidence if you find these manoeuvres tricky.
Selecting the most appropriate car park and parking bay, and how to interpret road signs, restrictions, road markings and the Highway Code when manoeuvring can be daunting for many drivers.
When you drive ‘proactively’ you apply the principles of safe driving: observation, anticipation and planning, and also the principle of safe stopping.
The following tips can also apply to parking and manoeuvring your vehicle on the road, which will help you to become a safer motorist.
Manoeuvring in the road
Richard Gladman said: “The ability to pick the right location and method to park or turn around is a skill that develops over time. With a little practice we can all reverse or parallel park, it is about building up confidence and making sure your observation is sound.
“If you have any doubt, stop. A few seconds checking is much better than the time to deal with the damage.”
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