These controls are the same as those that apply to the earlier maneuver. They are especially applicable since starting a vehicle on a grade requires drivers to coordinate their minds, hands and feet very precisely.
According to the Highway Traffic Act, all motor vehicles must have a parking brake in good working order. When a vehicle is stationary, the parking brake should be fully set in the “ON” position. The applicant should set the gearshift in the Park position in vehicles with an automatic transmission. For standard transmission vehicles, the… Continue reading Select proper Gear
Once the vehicle has come to a complete stop by the curb and the applicant has allowed the vehicle to roll into position beside the curb, we mark the roll-back only for more than a reasonable distance for safety. However, it is not permissible for a vehicle to roll back when starting away from a… Continue reading Rolls Back When Parking or Starting
Normally, the applicant should not move the vehicle without first checking traffic conditions to ensure that it is safe. Turning the head is necessary for the applicant to be sure that the intended movement will not conflict with other traffic. Mirrors should be used only to assist with observing the road. The examiner should allow… Continue reading Fails to Observe / Uses Mirror Only / and/or Signal Before Leaving
For this maneuver, the examiner should draw the applicant’s attention to an appropriate place, preferably on an upgrade, as a downgrade is also possible but not as suitable. The applicant should then park the vehicle as if it is to be left unattended. The applicant should have some discretion in choosing the exact location.
Steering and speed are important here, but otherwise the same controls and remarks regarding starting from the curb also apply. Keeping the vehicle’s speed at a minimum will allow extra time for the applicant to take extra time for properly performing the maneuver or correcting any steering errors. Anything faster than a walking speed may… Continue reading Incorrect Use Of: Clutch / Brake / Accelerator / Gears / Steering
On receiving a direction to leave a parking space, the applicant should meet all of the requirements of “starting,” including using the proper signals and anything else that is necessary.
For this item, the examiner should check for uneven spacing at the front or back of the vehicle, the vehicle’s angle to the curb and ensure that the vehicle is parked no more than two feet from the curb. The examiner may choose to score this or to ask the applicant to try the maneuver… Continue reading Incorrect Vehicle Position
Some of the possible objects that applicants may hit include marker poles in off-street test areas, lamp posts, parking meters, hydro poles, fire hydrants and trees. Examiners will not note light contact with any object or vehicle unless it occurs more than once, indicating a lack of skill and reasonable care. Hard bumps will be… Continue reading Hits: Objects / Other Vehicles or Climbs Curbs
In this section of the test, drivers are required to show only a reasonable amount of skill in maneuvering the vehicle into a limited space. For parallel parking, the examiner should select a space longer than the normal length at a parking metre. The important point is that the applicant knows what to do, rather… Continue reading Fails to Observe – Uses Mirror Only / Backing / Leaving