The Driving Companion
Unit 2: Task 12 - 90 degree angle park (front to kerb)
- The learner will be able to enter a 90 degree angle park (if available), front to the kerb, safely and competently while maintaining full control of the vehicle; and
- The learner will be able to leave a 90 degree angle park (if available), safely and competently while maintaining full control of the vehicle.
The learner will accurately perform parts 1 and 2 of this task together without assistance. The assessment will be a demonstration on at least two consecutive but separate occasions.
Entering a 90 degree angle park (front to kerb)
- Select a suitable parking bay, check the centre mirror, then the side mirror (s) then signal, and slow the vehicle to a safe and controllable speed;
- Choose the appropriate gear for control (if required);
- Check vehicle clearance (as applicable) on the inside of the turn (appropriate mirror or shoulder check); and
- Correctly position the vehicle, front to kerb, wholly within the bay (on the first attempt) while maintaining full control without touching the kerb:
- Not more than 300 mm out of parallel with the lines;
- Not more than 300 mm from the kerb or end of parking bay; and
- Where practicable, central within the parking bay with the front wheels pointing straight ahead towards the kerb.
Leaving a 90 degree angle park
- Select reverse gear;
- Constantly check behind (over shoulders), both sides and to the front before moving and during reversing;
- Reverse slowly under full control of the vehicle and check for clearance of the front of the vehicle (where appropriate);
- Reverse the vehicle only for such a distance as is necessary and turn the steering wheel sufficiently to allow the vehicle to safely clear the parking bay alongside and counter steering sufficiently (dry/stationary steering not permitted) in preparation to move off safely down the road without rolling; and
- Move off in accordance with Task 3, steps (2) to (7) (signalling as appropriate) with safety and without rolling; and
- Perform all steps above in sequence.
Example of entering an angle park
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