Tuesday, February 27, 2018


At first, practice parallel parking in a large, open parking lot. Later practice on a quiet, residential street until your teen is capable of practicing in normal traffic.
1. Check traffic and signal. Pull up about 2 feet away from, and parallel to, the vehicle ahead of the parking space (back bumpers must be even)/Kiểm tra giao thông và ra dấu . Chạy cách xe trước 2 feet và song song với xe đó , cho tới khi cản sau của 2 xe ngang nhau .
This is an image depicting the first step in parallel parking.
2. Check traffic and shift into reverse. Turn the steering wheel sharply to the right while backing/Kiểm tra giao thông và chuyển về số de (reverse) . Quay tay lái nhiều về phải trong khi de .
This is an image depicting the second step in parallel parking.
3. As your front door passes the back bumper of the vehicle ahead, quickly straighten the wheels and continue to back straight/Khi cửa trước xe bạn qua khỏi cản sau của xe trước , nhanh chóng quay tay lái để bánh thẳng và tiếp tục de thẳng . 
This is an image depicting the third step in parallel parking.
4. When clear of the vehicle ahead, turn the wheels sharply to the left and back slowly in the direction of the vehicle behind you.
This is an image depicting the fourth step in parallel parking.
5. Shift into drive. Turn the wheels sharply to the right and pull toward the center of the parking space. The wheels should be within 18 inches of the curb.
This is an image depicting the fifth step in parallel parking.
6. Shift into park, shut off the engine and release the foot brake.
7. Set the parking brake.


  1. Practice U-turns on a wide, residential street with little or no traffic. Do not make a U-turn in heavy traffic.
  2. During the first practice session, act as your teen's eyes while he or she concentrates on making the turn.
  3. When your teen can make the turn easily, encourage him or her to look in all directions for traffic before turning and while making the turn. (If you are near an intersection, a vehicle can come around the corner in just a few seconds.)


When your teen is ready for freeway driving, try to choose long on-ramps and off-ramps to practice entering and exiting the freeway. The following are freeway driving directions:
Entering the Freeway
  1. Be in the proper lane for the onramp you want.
  2. While still on the ramp, check your mirror. Watch traffic in the lane you will be entering. Also, watch for vehicles to the rear and sides if there is more than one lane merging. Remember-you do not have the right of way.
  3. Turn on your signal.
  4. Look for a gap in the traffic. Adjust your speed to match that of vehicles on the freeway.
  5. Do not slow or stop unless necessary.
  6. When you reach the freeway, look over your shoulder before moving into a gap in the first lane.
  7. Do not cross over any solid lines while merging.
On the Freeway
  1. Keep up with traffic as much as possible without exceeding the speed limit. Yield to faster traffic. Stay to the right, as much as possible.
  2. Maintain a proper "space cushion." Use the three-second rule for following distance, and adjust your lane position as needed for traffic conditions.
  3. Watch for merging traffic at on-ramps.
  4. Signal and look over your shoulder before changing lanes.
  5. If you see traffic slowing ahead, "tap" your brake pedal several times to warn drivers behind you. Do this even though you do not need to brake yet. This "tapping" will warn drivers behind you to slow down.
Leaving the Freeway
  1. When planning to exit a freeway, well before the exit, scan for signs indicating which lane to use.
  2. Move into the proper exit lane at least one-half mile before the exit. Do not wait until the last minute. You may cause a collision if you change lanes in a hurry.
  3. Signal four or five seconds before the off-ramp.
  4. After entering the off-ramp, slow to the posted speed limit.
  5. Do not cross over any solid line when exiting.

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