Perpendicular parking or bay parking is a method of parking a vehicle perpendicular to an aisle, curb or wall. Perpendicular parking usually involves either driving forward or reversing into the parking space.
Driving forward into a parking spaceEdit
There is usually two major types of perpendicular parking technique of driving forward into a parking space. For example, driving forward into the center of a parking space by turning the steering wheel all the way to the right or left, depending on the side to park. However, this may result in the car not being parked at the center of the parking space.
Reversing into a parking spaceEdit
There is usually two major types of perpendicular parking technique of reversing into a parking space. Example, to use a reference point to line up with the line of a parking space ahead of the desired parking space, then reverse into the desired parking space. A skilled driver may be able to reverse into the center of the parking space once with this.
Another method is to turn to the opposite way from the parking space after passing the desired parking space, then reverse into the parking space. This method normally cannot be done if the lanes between the parking spaces are too narrow.