Parking on a hill. When you park headed downhill, turn your front wheels into the curb or toward the side of the road. Set the parking brake.
When you park headed uphill, turn your front wheels away from the curb and let your vehicle roll back a few inches until the rear of one front wheel gently touches the curb. Then set the parking brake.
For either uphill or downhill parking, if there is no curb, turn the wheels toward the side of the road so the car will roll away from the center of the road if the brakes fail.
|DOWN HILL||UP HILL||NO CURB – UP HILL |
or DOWN HILL
Parking at colored curbs. A painted colored curb means that you must follow special parking rules. The colors on curbs mean:
White – Stop only long enough to pick up or drop off passengers or mail.
Green – Park for a limited time. The time is usually shown on a sign next to the green zone, or painted on the curb.
Yellow – Stop here only long enough to load or unload passengers or freight – no longer than posted (according to local law).
Red – No stopping, standing, or parking.
Blue – Parking for the disabled only. Usually marked with special blue symbol.
Special parking rules. When you park alongside a curb, the front and back wheels must be parallel and within 18 inches of the curb.
No parking. Never park or leave your vehicle where it will block traffic. For example: • In an intersection, on a crosswalk (marked or unmarked) or on a sidewalk.
• Within 15 feet of a fire hydrant, or a fire station driveway.
• On a freeway, except in an emergency or when an officer or device requires a stop, or where a stop is specifically permitted.
• In a tunnel or on a bridge, except where permitted by signs.
• Where signs say "NO PARKING".
A vehicle that is stopped, parked, or left standing on a freeway (even if disabled) for more than four hours may be removed.
Never leave your car until you have stopped the engine and set the parking brake.