Parking. Perhaps, this is one of the most difficult moments when driving a car. And this difficulty causes this maneuver not only for "green" beginners, but sometimes for quite experienced drivers. And, of course, not only for women - it's just a stereotype. Not less difficulties in parking are experienced by some men. Simply they are less willing to admit it. How to learn to park? This question is for sure repeatedly asked themselves almost all the young drivers.
Errors and solutions
Unfortunately, driving courses are being givennot enough time and attention to car parking. For some reason, it is believed that since you have more or less learned to drive, then you will be able to put the car somehow. However, this is where the troubles begin. The problem is also that you want it or not, but you have to park the car several times a day. And if every parking is for you - it's stress, then what a pleasure to drive you can talk about! One of the most common mistakes in parking is a wrong estimate of the size of the parking space. This is because not all drivers have learned to feel the dimensions of their car. But do not get upset - this "knowledge" is not given to anyone "from above". All that is needed in order to "acquire" them is patience and training. Even if you are not the first day behind the wheel and drive confidently, take the time to perfect this maneuver. Of course, to train best on a specially prepared for this site. To begin with, you need to learn to drive confidently in reverse. Just go around the site, turning one or the other. This is necessary in order to stop making mistakes and automatically turn the steering wheel where necessary. In order to have less confusion, you just have to remember that the steering wheel turns in the direction you want to send the back of your car. Did you practice? Now you can move on to more complex maneuvers. The car may be stakes or pegs. The distance between them should be twice as long as the length of your car. Well, you can start:
Thinking over a trajectory of movement it is necessary notonly to feel the dimensions of the machine, but also to know all its features. For example, in cars with rear-wheel drive the minimum turning radius, and for all-wheel drive vehicles - the largest. Unfortunately, many things are given only by persistent practice. Therefore, try to practice this maneuver as often as possible, whenever possible. Soon enough, you will have a "car feeling", and all movements will reach automatism. Then you will understand that parking is not difficult at all.
Of course, master these technical pointsabsolutely necessary. And a little earlier or a little later you will get it. And what else you need to know in order for the parking lot to be safe? Carefully refer to the choice of parking space. Of course, all drivers know that there are places where parking is prohibited. But does everyone follow this rule? So often it seems that nothing bad will happen if you leave the car "just for a couple of minutes." For example, when you need to drop by the store. But, sometimes even these few minutes are enough to then long and painfully get your car out of the parking lot. Is it worth the risk? Another serious danger is the cars standing next to each other. When choosing a parking spot, be sure to pay attention to the "neighbors". For example, do not put the car next to the trucks - they have a completely different trajectory and, when leaving, your car can "offend". Also, there is no need to park around public transport stops or near the exits / entrances of various enterprises. Make sure that the parapets or curbs do not prevent you from opening the door of your car. By the way, it's just convenient to do, using rear-view mirrors. Just looking back, you can not even notice the curb. Leaving the car "in the open air" you need to carefully inspect everything around and make sure that it does not threaten anything. What do you need to pay attention to? Nearby there should be no suspiciously inclined trees or rusty, dangling "on one nail" billboards. If it happens in winter, and the car is at the house - check that there are no icicles on the roof or a "hanging" snow canopy. Be attentive to the people around you. Always try to park so that you do not disturb anyone. First, I require simple rules of courtesy. Secondly, you can get revenge. More precisely not you, but your car. But it is precisely in no way to blame - it's you who put it so. Therefore, you better regret it and do not block it, for example, exit from the entrance or exit from the garage. Try not to "lock" other people's cars, but if there is no other way out, be sure to leave a piece of paper under your glass with the number of your mobile. Then you can always be contacted. Have you taken care of the car? Now think about yourself, beloved. If you have to pick up a car late at night, when it's getting dark, do not leave it in unfamiliar courtyards and other "secluded" places. In this case, it is much more reasonable to "go broke" to a paid parking lot - your life and health costs much more than these few pieces of paper. And this is not at all something to save. As you can see, everything is not so difficult. A bit of training, a little confidence in your own abilities and discretion, and the question of how to learn to park well will no longer be a constant "headache" for you. Believe me, you will succeed! We advise you to read: