Parallel parking is a crucial skill to learn if you want to be able to park in town on the street. More often than not there is insufficient space to drive forward into a vacant parking space and therefore your only option is to utilise the parallel park to ensure that you reverse into the space.

What Do You Need To Know

This is a task that many inexperienced drivers struggle with. The main objectives to achieve a successful parallel park include, keeping your speed down and being aware of other road users whilst your performing the task.

Basically, you will be required to stop alongside a parked car, and reverse into a space behind the parked car, in the space of two car lengths. You will not be asked to park between two cars on your driving test, as your examiner won’t know what your skill level is.

How Do You Learn?

It is very important to use a structured technique which will allow you to practice until you reach a level of proficiency which ensure that each and every parallel park is accomplished successfully.

Structured learning techniques are applied by implementing the use of a variety of reference points. There are several techniques that can be used for the parallel park, whichever technique used, using reference points aids learner drivers accomplish this manoeuvre.

For further tips, check out our dedicated video below or by visiting our YouTube channel by clicking here.

Further Information

If you would like any further details regarding the driving tuition available from Surrey Driving Force, please give us a call on 0845 190 2012 & we’ll be happy to answer any of your questions.

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