Operating YOUR Vehicle Cont'd

Parking Strategies

  • Look for parking spaces with enough room for entering and exiting easily.
  • Pay attention to signs, pavement markings, and local laws.
  • Look for vehicles exiting parking spaces.
  • Keep in mind some parking garages are cramped, or have specially marked parking spaces for smaller vehicles, and other reserved spaces.
  • Avoid spaces at the end of parking areas which might cause your vehicle to stick out and be exposed to being hit.
  • Avoid spaces near large vehicle because the size of these vehicles may block your vision when you are exiting.
  • Avoid spaces next to poorly parked vehicles.
  • Avoid areas with poor lighting for safety reasons.

WHERE Is Parking NOT allowed? 

  • Right beside another parked vehicle but not in a lane (double parking)
  • On crosswalks or sidewalks.
  • In front of driveways not your own.
  • Next to painted YELLOW curbs or where posted “NO Parking”
  • In spaces marked “handicapped” or for disabled persons.
  • On surface of the road away from the side where no curb present.
  • Within 20 feet of an intersection.
  • Within 15 feet of the entrance to a fire, ambulance, or Rescue squad station.
  • Within 500 feet of where fire trucks or equipment are stopped answering an alarm.
  • Within 50 feet of a railroad crossing.
  • Within 15 feet of a fire hydrant.
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