Your examiner will be looking for you to recognize any time you are parked on a hill. They will be testing you to see if you can recognize the hill, and if it is, which way you would turn the steering wheel.
The whole point of turning the steering wheel a certain way on hills is to prevent the vehicle from rolling onto the road or other parked vehicle in front or behind. (Please note any time you are parked beside a curb, you are required to be within 30cm of the curb. The best visual cue would be where your door handles are kissing the curb on your right side mirror.)
If you’re a new driver, you might find parallel parking a little intimidating. I know what you’re thinking: How am I ever going to learn how to do this? This is so hard to do. What if there are cars behind me? What if I hit the car in front? What if I hit the car behind? What if I don’t do it fast enough and someone steals my spot?
With proper instruction and the right technique, parallel parking doesn’t have to be scary.
There are many methods on how to parallel park depending on who you speak with. Every driving instructor has their own unique style in teaching this skill. In this blog post, we’ll go over the general steps to give you a better idea of how to handle this seemingly daunting task.