The most important part of reversing out of an angle park is keeping track of your surroundings. You need to make sure you are:
- Clear of vehicles on both sides.
- Watching out for hazards behind you.
- Checking for the traffic you’re about to reverse into for a gap.
Follow this process to back out of an angle park:
- Check the side mirrors to know the size of the gap between your car and adjacent vehicles.
- Shift to the reverse gear and start backing up slowly.
- Look out your back window while periodically checking your side mirrors to ensure you’re moving straight, not towards adjacent cars.
- Once the back of your vehicle moves past the back of the vehicle on your left, begin turning the steering to the left. Check to see if you’re clear of the back of the car to your left and your front right corner won’t hit the car to your right.
- Keep looking behind in case you need to stop for passing traffic.
- When you’re out of the park and your car is facing the direction you want to go to, steer right to straighten up.
- Stop and shift to Drive (automatic) or 1st gear (manual)
- Check your mirrors, signal right, check your blind spot and move off.