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Anonymous asked in Cars & TransportationSafety · 1 month ago

Is the DMV test WRONG? Uphill parking LEFT VS. RIGHT?

6. When parking uphill on a two-way street with no curb, your front wheels should be:

(a)Turned to the left (toward the street).

(b)Turned to the right (away from the street).

OR

(c)Parallel with the pavement.

The answer is B. According to the DMV website. 

Think about it, if your front wheels should be turned to the right, that implies you turn the steering wheel to the right in order to achieve that. 

If someone said make a right turn, you would turn the steering wheel right, in order to point the front part of your wheel in the right direction in order to make the vehicle follow that direction, to the right. 

ACCORDING TO THE QUESTION....THAT IS FALSE????

Shown below is the correct view of the uphill parked wheel position. Which shows you have to turn the steering wheel to the LEFT, in order to get the wheels "turned to the right".

I understand, if your car is going backwards then one could say right is left and left is right. BUT, if that rule applies, then front is back and back is front. The question doesn't apply that. It should say "your back wheels should be....turned to the right."

If the "FRONT WHEELS" were indeed FRONT WHEELS, then the wheels need to be TURNED LEFT, in order for the car to swing right when going backward, not "forward". 

Which is a much more logical way of thinking for most people. 

TECHNICALLY, I think they are WRONG and confusing people.  

TELL ME I'M WRONG.....

Update:

the picture is wrong and should contain more information. 

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    No, the picture is right. Your wheels should be point out. In today's world, it doesn't matter - even with a stick. You're not going to roll backwards.

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  • 1 month ago

    Used to be that you always turned the steering wheel to the right when parking on a hill. If facing down hill, the front tire will touch the curb if the car moves at all. If facing up hill, the rear tire will touch the curb if the car moves at all. 

    • CactiJoe
      Lv 6
      1 month agoReport

      If the steering is always turned to the right, another driver will not see your tires/wheel pointing into the traffic. 

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  • 1 month ago

    Whenever a car rolls away, you never want it to roll INTO traffic. Turn the wheels to the right.

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  • Poppy
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    The wheels are turned so of the car rolls it does not enter the street. So, nose down hill turn right. Up hill turn left.

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  • Ron
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Your photo shows a sidewalk and therefore a curb. 

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  • 1 month ago

    B is the correct answer. The "view" is wrong. Your steering wheel is supposed to be turned to the right. This is so that, if the car rolls backwards, it will roll off the road instead of rolling into traffic.

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  • 1 month ago

    You turn the steering wheel to the right so if the vehicle rolls down the hill backwards it doesn't go farther into traffic.

    Source(s): Mitsubishi Master Tech
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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    DMV is correct.  You. are wrong.

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  • 1 month ago

    You are wrong. There is no curb, as the car rolls backwards in a failure, the front of the car will swing past the edge of the road and then continue out into the street to cause a hazard endangering any traffic in both directions.

    If you turn the wheels to the right the car still roll backwards in a failure and the front of the car will swing into the street slightly before following the rear wheels off the road and out of the street. At most it will sideswipe a passing car then hit a tree or house to stop.

    The diagram might show the correct positioning if there is a curb to stop the car from rolling.

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  • 1 month ago

    The picture is wrong wheels should be facing the other way. That’s the issue that picture is meant for when there is a curb.

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