"Curb Your Wheels" Driving S.F. Tip by Rixie

Driving S.F., San Francisco: 33 reviews and 20 photos

  And this is only a small hill
by Rixie

San Francisco is a city of steep hills. Sometimes you wonder why parked cars (on grades even more vertical than the one in the photo) don't flip downhill, one after the other, like dominoes.

When parallel parking on a hill, remember to set your hand brake tightly and curb your wheels.

That is, when facing downhill, turn your front wheels sharply TOWARDS the curb, and when facing uphill, turn the wheels AWAY FROM the curb.

If you have trouble remembering which direction is correct, think "Whenever possible, hit a pedestrian." That is, turn the wheels so that if the car were to roll, it would move away from the street.

Address: San Francisco

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  • Updated Sep 19, 2010
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