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Parking

Each state for every country has its own traffic regulations respect parking rules. Usually we ask where parking and how long we should stay in place lest we avoid a penalty for breaking some of these laws, but the main reason would be that we can save time and money. This guide will assist you through some general rules about stopping and parking for some specials cases.

Hill parking

Please have account the state laws indicate that you always stop the engine, lock the ignition, set the brake and remove the key from the ignition or put the gear selector in "Park", and lock the door.
  • If your vehicle is heading downhill on a street with curbing, turn the front wheels toward the curb.
  • If your vehicle is heading uphill, on a street with curbing, turn the front wheels away from the curb.
  • If your vehicle is heading downhill or uphill without curbing, turn the wheels toward the side of the road on which you are parked.
Parallel parking

The rule is parking 12 inches of the curb and to the right or left curb, depending of the direction in which traffic is moving, especially on a one-way street. On a two-way traffic, the right-hand wheels must to be parallel to the curb.
  • Choose a space that is long enough for your vehicle.
  • You must park your vehicle between the white road lines.
  • Leave three feet between your vehicle and the parked one.
  • Do not use your mirrors when you are parking. Look directly out your rear window.
  • Make sure you keep enough space for other vehicles can get out.
Places where you are prohibited stopping or standing parking:
  • Within an intersection or highway tunnel.
  • On a crosswalk, sidewalk, any controlled access highway or in front of a handicap-access ramp.
  • On a designed safety zone, a bus stop, taxi stand.
  • On a railroad track, any bridge. Consider 50 feet at least away from a nearest rail of a railroad crossing.
  • Between roadways of a divided highway.
  • At any place where you notice signs that forbid stopping, standing or parking.
  • In front of public or private driveway.
  • Within 15 feet of a fire hydrant and within 20 feet of a fire station driveway.
  • In zone posted with a NO PARKING, NO STOPPING, NO STANDING or YIELD sign, keep your distance from more than 30 feet.
  • In striped areas on the pavement for disabled persons whom will be exempt from parking meter fees and time limits.
The majority of public parking spaces are operated by parking meters, the rules and time limits usually apply during posted days and hours. Be prudent and consider this information.