Drivers Ed: module 5

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Some rules for parking on a public road:

Always stop in a legal, secure parking space.
Maneuver as far away from traffic as you can, pulling to the shoulder of the road or close to the curb.
Always park on the right side (except when on a one-way street) not more than a foot away from the curb.
Set the parking brake.
Put the car gear in park for automatic transmission or in reverse for manual transmission.
Turn off the ignition and remove your keys (Florida law states that you must do this) before exiting and locking the car.
Before you open the car door and leave, make sure the road is clear and you are not in danger of being hit by traffic.
If parking at a straight-in parking space, your vehicle should be at the center of the space with no portion protruding into traffic.
When exiting the parking space, check to make sure the road is clear, use your turn signal to indicate your intentions, and yield to any other traffic.

Parking with the vehicle facing downhill with a curb: you must turn your vehicle's front wheels into the curb or, in other words, toward the side of the road. REMEMBER TO SET THE PARKING BRAKE.
Parking with the vehicle facing uphill with a curb: you must turn your vehicle's front wheels away from the curb and let your vehicle roll back until the rear of one front wheel makes contact with the curb. SET THE PARKING BRAKE.

When parking on a hill, if there is no curb, turn the vehicle's front wheels toward the side of the road, so if the brakes fail, the car will roll away from the road and not into the path of other vehicles. This applies to both uphill parking and downhill parking.
When parking on any type of slope, always turn the wheels so that the car will not roll into the street if the brakes fail.

According to the Florida Driver's Handbook, the following parking actions can be considered illegal.

On the roadway side of any vehicle stopped or parked at the edge or curb of a street (double parking)
On a crosswalk
On a sidewalk
In front of a driveway
By yellow curbs painted or where NO PARKING signs are posted
In an intersection
Within 15 ft of a fire hydrant

According to the Florida Driver's Handbook, the following parking actions can be considered illegal.

Within 20 ft of an intersection.
Within 20 ft of the entrance to a fire, ambulance or rescue squad station.
Within 50 ft of a railroad crossing.
On the hard surface of a highway where parking spaces are not marked.
On any bridge, overpass, or in any tunnel.
Within 30 ft of a rural mail box on a state highway between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Within 30 ft of any flashing signal, stop sign or traffic signal.
In such a way that you block or create a hazard for other vehicles.
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