Safety Tips: Parking Your Car in Hilly or Steep Area

Be careful when parking your car in a steep area.

Improper carpark will not only danger you but your surrounding as well.

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Did you know that gravity plays a huge role in pulling your car down the hill? Yes, that can happen if you do not park the car properly in a steep area.

It will not only danger you but your surrounding as well. Let us share some knowledge about parking vehicles in such areas. Gear up your safety!

Tips to park car in hilly or steep area

The followings are practical tips that you can refer to step up your safety:

Manual car

Bagi kereta manual

For a manual car, please pull the handbrake to the car.

Shift the gear to Gear 1 to park in ascending area, and then shift to reverse mode to park in the descending area. This setup will stop the car from rolling forward/backwards when parked/stopped.

Automatic car

Bagi kereta auto

For an automatic car, you have to press the brake pedal while the gear is still shifted in ‘D’ mode in order to stop the car.

After that, pull the handbrake and shift the gear to P mode. Then, turn off the engine.

Descending hill

Bukit menurun

If you want to park the car on a downhill slope, you are encouraged to turn your front tire facing the roadside wall. Let the car move forward slowly until the tire touches the roadside wall.

The wall can act as a barricade if your car rolls suddenly.

Ascending hill

For car parking on an ascending hill – turn the tire against the roadside wall. Let the car reverse slowly until the tire touches the roadside wall.

The wall can act as a barricade if your car rolls suddenly.

Hill/slope without roadside wall

What if the hilly or steep area does not have a roadside wall?

You can turn the tire in the opposite direction from the direction of traffic. This is to prevent your car from moving towards the road.

We hope you find this helpful as your reference to stay safe when parking cars at these places!


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