Monday, December 27, 2010

The Correct Way To Park Your Vehicle


Most parking lots in town areas are either for side parking or parallel parking. As a driver, are you aware that you can be summoned if you do not park correctly?

You may possess years of experience, but what this article is about to reveal will surely surprise you. In future, it is hoped you’ll ensure your car is parked properly in the parking lot allocated for you.


1) Parking in areas meant for motorcycles.
For motorcycles to park in a parking area meant for cars is an offense. Similarly, cars which are parked in lanes meant for motorcycles is also an offense.
Usually, it is the local authorities or councils which take action against drivers who commit this form of offences. Normally, the above authorities dislike taking action against drivers committing such acts. But the point it is, they can take action if they wish to.


2) Parking vehicle outside the designated parking area.

Many drivers are unaware that they have to ensure that they vehicles are parked within the perimeters of the parking lots. Parking haphazardly with the car body jutting out of the parking area is an offense.
Such parking can cause inconvenience to other road users. It can also cause accidents. Luckily, as said earlier, most local authorities and councils do not fancy taking action against motorists who park in such manner.


3) Parking in areas meant for taxis & buses.

In some towns or cities, all throughout the country, you might be unaware but there are special areas reserved for taxis only. There is usually a sign board informing drivers of such requirements.
But the problem is, many drivers fail to observe these signboards. They park wherever they like. If you are unlucky, you may one day find yourself bring summoned for such an offence. Don’t be surprised!
Therefore, in future, be more observant and ensure you are parking your vehicle in proper areas meant for cars only.


4) Parking against the flow of traffic.

Many drivers are not aware of this offense. Should you as a driver park you vehicle against the traffic flow, you have committed an offense and you can be booked for a traffic violation.
So the next time you park your vehicle in a parking lot, it is not enough that your park your vehicle squarely in the confine of the parking lot allotted, but ensure also that your car is not against the flow of traffic.


5) Parking motorcycles in places meant for cars only.

Motorcycle riders can also be summoned for parking offenses. Do not park you motorcycles in places reserved for cars. You can be summoned. Don’t be surprised. You are advised to look for your own parking areas.
Do not encroach into vehicle parking areas, unless you wish to be summoned!
What I have exposed to you in this article is obtained and taught to me by my own driving instructor years ago, from my friends and my colleagues and most importantly from my own experiences which spans over 30 years driving.
No reference books could ever provide you what I am providing you today. So, make full use of this knowledge which is exposed to you.
Happy Parking.

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