"I would like you to drive level with the … car, and then reverse into a parking position, ending up close to and parallel to the kerb. Try to complete the whole move within approximately 2 car lengths Ignore any driveways, treat them as normal kerbs, we won't be long".
Move to the Start Position
Move off safely
Move the car so that you are level with the far end of the vehicle with you wheels straight
The car should be about half a car width from the “target” car
Into Reverse gear straight-away, and the reverse lights are showing what you plan to do
Apply the handbrake
Keep your head moving all the time… RADAR head
Look where you are going
check where the car is compared to the kerb
what's happening in your blind-spot, and everywhere else
Move to the Turning Point
Keep your head moving all the time…
All-round observations in Reverse order RADAR head
Look where you are going, checking all around
Move SLOWLY, clutch up clutch down RADAR head
Stop when the "corner of the car is in the corner of the window" RADAR head
Make The Turn
Make the Turn (Always use 1 complete turn) Blind Spot! 1 complete turn towards the kerb,
wait until the car is at a 45 degree angle. This will be when the rear kerb disappears at the left edge of the the rear window. RADAR head
1 complete turn straight Blind Spot !
As the car gets to about 1/3 of a car width from the kerb…. ( this might be indicated by seeing the kerb disappear out of the bottom of the left mirror )
Blind Spot !
1 complete turn away from the kerb. Be ready to steer tighter.
wait until the car is just about to become parallel with the kerb
Turn the wheels straight RADAR head
Adjust as required to become parallel to the kerb
Secure the car when you have finished
When it all goes wrong.
RADAR head, and work out how you can correct it in the safest way
Move off when requested
You are going to make lots of observations whilst moving off, including in your blind spot. You are going to keep the car REALLY slow, and work the wheel REALLY hard so that you have time to steer safely around the car in-front of you
Don't forget… move off safely
Indicate right when you have decided to move off
Move off SLOWLY