Napier parking – angle parking for beginners
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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Napier Parking – Angle parking for beginnersAngle parking, although not quite as challenging as parallel, can still be quite tricky to learn.However with repeated practice new drivers can quickly become proficient in this essential skill.Here is a brief guide to help beginners familiarize themselves with this method of NapierParking.Firstly, the driver should check for on-coming traffic and turn on their signal lights. The parkingspace should be approached from about five feet away from the cars which are parked to theright. Once the front bumper is lined up with the entrance to the parking space, you can begin togently steer the car to the right. Remember to move slowly, and steer very carefully to ensurethat the left side of the car’s front bumper doesn’t hit the parked car on the left.Keep an eye on the front end of the car, and make sure that the bumper is not touching thebarrier, but is close to it. If there is a curb, you should ease the wheels near to it. Then set theparking brake, and put the gear shift into the parking position.Although getting into an angle parked space is quite straightforward, leaving it can be slightlymore difficult, as there are blind areas which are created by the parked cars to the right. Whendoing this, firstly shift to reverse, and check for pedestrians, traffic and blind spots. Moving verycautiously and slowly, reverse the car inch by inch until you can be sure that there is no on-coming traffic. If it’s all clear, then you can continue to drive straight back. As the front bumperof your car passes the rear bumper of the car parked to your left, remember to steer towards yourright. Once your car becomes parallel to the road or street’s edge, you can stop, put the gear shiftinto drive and carry on.