Three Tips on How to Properly Parallel Park on The Roads

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If you are preparing for a driver’s test or never invested the time in learning how to parallel park this one's for you.

After reading this, you should be able to park with confidence without running over traffic cones on your driver's test. Traffic Safety GA cares about the safety of motorists and pedestrians. We are not like most flagging companies. We do everything we can to enhance our customer's skills, rather it’s planning events or simply driving. Are you planning a date and afraid of parallel parking or planning an event and responsible for parking guest’s cars on the street? Keep reading for how to properly parallel park without completely embarrassing yourself. 

First things first.

The first thing you should do after finding your spot is to turn on your flashers.  This will indicate to other drivers you are parking in the designated spot and if possible to go around you. Remember to breathe; this is the part where you may get really anxious and start making irrational decisions to take the pressure off. The calmer you are the better your results will be!

Move with confidence.

Always give yourself plenty of time to pull up next to your spot before you parallel park. Give yourself more than enough space from the car in front and behind. Always keep your eyes moving and check your mirrors constantly when backing into the parking spot. Be as smooth as possible when braking, hitting the gas and moving the steering wheel, avoid being jerky to show confidence. 

Double check yourself.  

Before getting out the car, check how you did. Make sure you are a decent amount of space from the car in front and behind you. Make sure you aren’t too close to the curb. When taking your test, be sure to avoid knocking over traffic cones. Judge the space before backing in if there are traffic cones present and how far you can back up with knocking any down. This takes practice and skill, but the more you do it the better you’ll be. 

How we can help you.

If you are in the process of researching flagging companies, look no further. We can take that load off your shoulders and manage the traffic of your event for you with quality and care. You can trust your patrons with us, we will take care of the planning and we have resources available with local police enforcement should we need it. Contact us today for more information on how we can help you at (404) 609-1181.