Russ Chaplin driving lessons Nottingham. Thoughts and ramblings from a guy who teaches people to drive. As one of the many Nottingham driving instructors out on the road I see a few things and learn about life. It's an interesting job working with driving schools all day every day. If you want lessons you can call me on 07932 458838.
Tuesday 10 December 2013
Parking On The Pavement
out on a test the other day with a guy from overseas who just won't
have lessons cos he thinks he can drive. He can make the car move but
that's only a small part of proper driving.
he was asked to pull up at the side of the road in a safe and
convenient place. When he did so he pulled up about a foot on to the
pavement, 2 wheels on 2 wheels off. Needless to say this was an issue
on the test and the examiner asked the candidate what difference
being another foot into the road it would make if he parked properly.
answer in real life is a lot of difference. There are many areas in
Nottingham that have streets that were never meant to carry the
volume of traffic that they do and there is absolutely nowhere to
park. If you don't park part way up the kerb then there is no room
for a car to get through. If a car can't get through then neither can
an ambulance or a fire engine. People could be in real trouble while
everyone comes out to shift their cars.
sense rules in driving so if you do need to park half and half just
make sure you look for pedestrians first and take it slowly so as not
to damage tyres or steering. Make sure you do leave enough room for
pedestrians to safely use the pavement and fold your door mirrors in.
Do not park on the pavement during driving tests though as strictly
speaking it is illegal.