Parking on the Left
When parking we should always ask ourselves is it safe, legal and convenient?
- Safe – For example: Not on a blind bend or brow of a hill
- Legal – For example: Not on roads where there are double yellow lines, zig-zag lines outside schools for instance, not within ten metres of a junction or on zig-zag lines at a pedestrian crossing
- Convenient – For example: Not blocking a driveway or entrance, not opposite a bus stop or opposite parked vehicles on a narrow road blocking emergency vehicles’ access
Plan well ahead to identify your chosen parking spot, use the MSM routine only signalling if someone would benefit.