The Driving Companion
Unit 2: Task 13 - Reverse parallel parking
(a) The learner will be able to leave a confined parallel parking bay safely and competently while maintaining full control of the vehicle; and
(b) The learner will be able to park the vehicle in a confined parallel parking bay safely and competently while maintaining full control of the vehicle.
The learner will accurately perform parts (a) and (b) of this task together without assistance.
The assessment will be a demonstration on at least two consecutive but separated occasions if training has been given. Two attempts at the manoeuvre are allowed to achieve each successful demonstration.
(a) Leaving a confined parallel parking bay
- (a) Check blind spot and behind by turning around prior to reversing.
- (a) Check mirror, signal to the right for minimum of five (5) seconds, check blind spot just prior to leaving the bay (use of the handbrake is optional as required).
- (a) Exit the parking bay without touching the poles and without driving between the pole and the kerb.
- (a) Stop so that the rear of the vehicle is just past the parking bay's front pole and parallel to the kerb.
(b) Parking in a confined parallel parking bay
- (b) Before reversing check the right blind spot and behind for other road users.
- (b) Check the right blind spot again, forward and behind prior to turning the wheel to the left when reversing into the bay.
- (b) Complete the parking exercise with no more than two (2) changes of direction (or three directional movements) after commencing reverse into the bay
(i) Reverse into the bay;
(ii) Drive forward to the front; and
(iii) Reverse to centralise.
- (b) Parallel park the vehicle so that the left wheels are within 300mm of the kerb and straight, and centrally located (not less than 900mm to the nearest pole);
- (b) The wheels must not touch the kerb and the vehicle must not touch any pole or pass between any pole and the kerb;
- (b) Full control of the vehicle is demonstrated (without stalling)
Note - Two attempts are permitted for a successful attempt at this manoeuvre to be recorded.