Quiz: Parking on a hill
All of the questions that appear on the G1 written test come from the official driver’s handbook. This handbook is available for download online, or you can pick up a copy at your local Drive Test Centre. The handbook lists all of the laws, rules, and road signs that drivers need to follow on the road or might see on the road.
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How to Park on a Hill Safely - Downhill & Uphill Parking Safety Tips
Parking rules alter from place to different place, that’s why it is important to always watch and obey road and traffic signs that may or won’t allow you to stop, stand, or park. You need to be aware also that not all laws of parking are posted on road signs. These are some of the basic parking rules you need to know and how to park on a hill.
Some Basic Parking Rules
- Don’t park on a hill, curve, or in any place wherein you don’t have a clear eye view for a minimum of 125 meters in both directions.
- Don’t park on the most traveled road part. Drive off the road into the shoulder if it needs to be stopped for some reason.
- Don’t park in any areas where you can block a vehicle that is already parked before you or any places where you can block a crosswalk, sidewalk, road entrance, or pedestrian crossing.
- Never park within 3 meters near a fire hydrant or 100 meters of any bridge or 6 meters of a public opening or entrance of theatre, hotel, or any public hall when it is currently accessible to the public.
- Don’t park within 9 meters of any intersection or fifteen meters if it is being regulated by traffic lights.
- Don’t park within 15 meters of a level railway crossing especially to the nearest rail.
Parking on Any Hill
When your vehicle is parking that is facing downhill, you must turn the front wheels of the vehicles towards the right shoulder or the curb. This will keep any vehicle from swiveling into traffic if in case the brakes will disengaged. Turn the vehicle’s steering wheel to the left side so the wheels are whirled towards the road in times if you are facing uphill with some curbs. If it is being rolled backward, the tires will snatch the curb. When your vehicle is facing uphill without any curb, sharply turn the wheels to the right portion. If your vehicle rolls, it will blast off the road and not into the traffic. When you are stationing on a hill, don’t forget to fix the parking brake always. Then shift the gear selector into P or park or you can shift into reverse or first gear for vehicles that are using manual transmission. Turn off the vehicle’s engine and extract the key. Always check on the side where you park your car and check also for any traffic before you will open the door and always think of to lock your vehicle.
Headed Uphill or Downhill
When you are directed uphill at a curb, turn the vehicle’s front also be away from the curb and let slowly roll backward until the rear portion of your front wheel will rest against the curb as you will use it as a barrier.
Whenever you halt your car that is headed downhill, turn your vehicle’s front wheels toward the curb. Let it slowly roll until the front tire will rest against the curb as you will use it as a barrier. When you are headed downhill or uphill without any curb, always turn the vehicle’s front wheels to the right so that in case your car moves, it will swirl not into traffic but off the highway.