What Should You Do When You Move Off From Behind a Parked Car?
What should you do when you move off from behind a parked car?
Look around your vehicle before moving off from behind a parked car. Check all three mirrors and look over your shoulder into your blind spot before moving off. Signal if there are other road users nearby. Look well ahead as you’ll need to steer out into the road to pass the parked car in front,
Use the POM – Prepare Observation Manoeuvre – routine whenever you move off from the side of the road.
Press the clutch pedal down, select gear 1 and keep your feet still. Then press the accelerator till the speedometer reaches 1,000 rpm and slowly lift the clutch pedal till you’re at your biting point. Keep both feet still at this point.
Look all around your vehicle before moving off. Check your interior and exterior mirrors, look through all your windows and check your blind spots too. Apply a signal if there are other road users nearby.
Only move off when you’re sure it’s safe to proceed. Remain behind the parked car if you spot an approaching vehicle.
Do I need to give a hand signal before moving off?
No, you do not have to use a hand signal before moving off from behind the parked car. Check your mirrors and indicate if you spot other vehicles or pedestrians.