Taking Right Turns Into Parking Lots And Driving Test

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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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I think a street address would be better.

But if you mean you are driving down the street where that white keep is and making a right into where that semi is, it looks like plenty of room for a buttonhook in.

But again an overhead view would help.

Also when doing a buttonhook onto a tight street if there is a telephone pole, trailer, etc on the corner be sure you watch the front edge of your trailer as well as watching the back.

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Brian, is this particular parking lot truck friendly? Do you see other 70 ft trucks in that lot? If not, you don’t want to be the first to try. Maybe you have the street address of this lot so we could take a look at the satellite view.

Also, there are instructional videos on YouTube that teach how to properly execute both right and left turns.

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Pianoman's Comment
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I know you may not see this before your test but honestly the answer to how to get in there is really do whatever you have to to get it in there safely without curbing it. If you have to buttonhook, then do that. But if there’s enough room to get in there without buttonhooking, then do that. Might sound like a copout answer but you learned how to make right hand turns on the road and this isn’t really much different. Good luck!

Lil'RedRidingHood's Comment
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Did you pass OP? Hope so.

Per my calculations your test should have been today..

In case you did not.... or--just for others reading this.. Here are some things that I did to help me out.

1) Drive my little pickup pretending to be in a semi. You will look like an IDIOT, but who cares right? Take wide turns in your car. It will help, I promise. 2) American Truck Simulator: --Yes you heard that right. My issue was a bad case of nerves, plus being horrible at the 45-degree offset backing... No the game isn't realistic; --but it sure helped me on both the turns and the backing.

3) Ask the school for extra time / help. This is probably THE BEST thing you can do.

4) Get GOOD sleep before your test day. NO TV, go to bed early. Having a higher energy level will do wonders for your nerves.

I passed on my 2nd try. On my 1st I was a MESS.

The very best of luck to you; I hope you got it the first time, and if not--you'll nail it on the second try. good-luck.gif

~Lil'Red

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Did you pass OP? Hope so.

Per my calculations your test should have been today..

In case you did not.... or--just for others reading this.. Here are some things that I did to help me out.

1) Drive my little pickup pretending to be in a semi. You will look like an IDIOT, but who cares right? Take wide turns in your car. It will help, I promise. 2) American Truck Simulator: --Yes you heard that right. My issue was a bad case of nerves, plus being horrible at the 45-degree offset backing... No the game isn't realistic; --but it sure helped me on both the turns and the backing.

3) Ask the school for extra time / help. This is probably THE BEST thing you can do.

4) Get GOOD sleep before your test day. NO TV, go to bed early. Having a higher energy level will do wonders for your nerves.

I passed on my 2nd try. On my 1st I was a MESS.

The very best of luck to you; I hope you got it the first time, and if not--you'll nail it on the second try. good-luck.gif

~Lil'Red

You finally DID IT, m'lady?!?!? confused.gif

See what happens when I don't check into Fb often.. :( SORRY, but CONGRATS!

You should start a thread, and let us know what's up! Change your status, too. Who did you go driving for?

So many questions, let us know!! Sorry for the hijack, OP .. YOU let us know how you did, TOO!!!

~ Anne ~

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