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  • 1. As you approach the parking space, check traffic beside and behind you, making sure the driver behind you is far enough away to stop oe move around you safely. TURN ON YOUR SIGNAL.
  • 2. Pull up beside the car in front of your chosen space leaving 2 to 3 feet of space between. Line up the rear bumpers.
  • 3. When you are at a full stop. shift to reverse, check your mirrors and look over your shoulder for traffic behind and beside you. S-l-o-w-l-y back up turning your steering wheel all the way to the right.
  • 4. When the back of your front seat is in line with the rear bumper straighten the wheels by turning the steering wheel smoothly and quickly to the left.
  • 5. Back slowly until your right front fender just clears the other car's left rear fender.
  • 6. Continue to back slowly looking over your shoulder and turning the steering wheel to the left, and stop before touching the vehicle behind you.
  • 7. Shift to drive and pull slowly forward, turning the steering wheel to the right to straighten the wheels.


8. Center the car in the space leaving 6 - 12 inches to the curb.

 

 
Parking Regulations
NO PARKING
means you may only stop temporarily to load or unload merchandise or passengers
NO STANDING
means you may only stop temporarily to load or unload passengers.
NO STOPPING
means you may stop only to obey a traffic signal or officer, or to avoid conflicts with other vehicles.
YOU MAY NOT PARK, STAND OR STOP:
Within 15 feet of a fire hydrant (unless a licensed driver remains in the vehicle)
On the road side of a parked vehicle ( double parking )
On a sidewalk or in a crosswalk.
On railroad tracks
On a bridge or tunnel.
YOU MAY NOT PARK or STAND
in front of a driveway
Within 20 ft of a crosswalk or intersection
Within 30 ft of a traffic light, STOP sign or yield sigh.
Within 20 ft of a fire station driveway, or within 75 ft on the opposite side of the road.
Along a curb that has been cut down of access to the sidewalk,
or within 50 ft of a railroad crossing.

PARKING IN A DISABLED PARKING SPACE WILL RESULT IN A FINE
    PULLING OUT OF A PARKING SPACE
     
    Make sure your wheels are straight
    back up to the vehicle behind you,
    turn your wheels away from the curb,
    turn your head and check for traffic through the windows,


    Go forward slowly making sure you clear the vehicle ahead.

     


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