• Mervyn

HERE IS MY TENTH REASON FOR NOT PASSING A UK DRIVING TEST. NOT KEEPING CONTROL OF THE CAR IN DURING

What You Must Do

You must be able to control the car accurately when you:

· parallel park at the side of the road

· reverse to park in a parking bay


Where it is Marked on the Driving Test Report Form

Reverse Park - Control


Common Causes of this Failure


Wheels ending up on the pavement at the end of a parallel park

When completing a parallel park, either the front or back wheels (or both) on the passenger side end up on the pavement.


Too many attempts to reposition when parking

When parking in a bay or at the side of the road, the candidate takes too many attempts to either:

· position the car to park within the bay lines

· position the car close and parallel to the kerb


Losing control of the car when parking in a bay

When the candidate parked in a bay, they lost control of the car.

Ending up parking outside of the bay

When parking in a bay, the final parking position is outside of the lines of the bay.


Remedies


For both parallel and bay parking there are several methods and it is best to use the methods you have been taught as this reduces you being confused between the different methods. With the manoeuvres you must keep the speed really low similar pace to a baby crawling and to use the reference points you have been taught. Also, with the manoeuvres good clutch control is essential.

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