The Bay Parking exercise has been a part of the driving test since May 5th 1999 – and so without this crucial piece of knowledge, you run the risk of failing your driving test.
Many students are not aware that when the examiner instructs you to reverse park into a bay, you are actually entitled to choose whether you would like to pull in from the right or the left, with most simply opting for the closest option to appease the examiner. But firstly take a look at your surroundings, and consider the alternative to the obvious – and go with the way that you feel will be best for you.
The requirements to pass this exercise state that you must be in full control of the vehicle, must perform the manoeuvre safely and smoothly, that you must make good and proper use of the accelerator, clutch, brakes and steering, and that you must not cross the white bay marking.
Safe driving from Britannia!