How to Park on a Hill (Video)

Rolling into other cars is so uncool. Learn how to avoid it with our How to Park on a Hill video.

How to park on a hill

Parking on steep slopes is possibly my least favorite aspect of driving. But, considering I live in the Bay Area, there’s no avoiding it — eventually, I’ll have to park on a hill.

Knock on wood (or steel), I’ve never rolled into another car. I have, however, received a rather hefty ticket for not curbing my wheels. (For those of you who live in the flatlands, curbing your wheels simply means turning them in the direction that would lead your car into the curb if it were to roll.)

Here in San Francisco, if the street grade is more than 3 percent, your wheels must be curbed. Considering many slopes in SF measure between 20 and 30 percent, I suppose the Department of Transportation’s simply doing their due diligence … I just wish it didn’t involve a $55.00 ticket on my windshield.

If parking on a hill is a foreign concept, or you want to brush up on your know-how, check out our How to Park on a Hill video.

You can find all our helpful videos on our How-To page. Check back on 2/15 for our next installment.

And just in case you were wondering, yes, I do have calves of steel from hoofing up those very same hills.

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3 Responses to “How to Park on a Hill (Video)”

  1. Vanessa P
    February 1, 2013 #

    Thanks for the tips – great information for all Bay Area drivers :)

  2. Mike seiler
    February 12, 2013 #

    This was basic training for getting a license in PA ln 1936 and it became second nature
    Just makee good common sense!

  3. brainey
    November 2, 2013 #

    Whatever you do make sure your hand brake is released and your transmission is in neutral
    and your cellphone is off.

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