At some point, all motorists are faced with the challenge of parking uphill or downhill. It is important to know the specific rules and guidelines in place so that you don’t get caught out and receive a ticket. Knowing how to position the wheels and which gear to park in will reduce the risk of your car rolling away into oncoming traffic, preventing a potentially fatal accident. Here are all the best tips for parking on hills, according to the Highway Code.
Positioning your wheels
Parking on a hill
Parking facing uphill without a kerb
Parking on the right side of the road
If you ever find yourself driving in the USA or across Europe, for example, always remember to turn the wheel in the opposite direction when parking on a hill. If there isn’t a kerb, the wheels should be facing right instead of left.