I'm very happy because I passed my driving test yesterday!
I actually own a car which I bought before I got my licence (long story)and a friend drove it to mine.
Normally I would have been out and about as soon as I passed my test, but my car is parked in a very tight parking space at the front of my building, the only way to get out is to reverse round the corner into the road, and I live on a one way street.
Apart from the fact that it's going to be a tricky one to corner, I'm a bit confusd about what I'm allowed to do, in terms of reversing into a one way street and am hoping someone can advise me.
Here's a picture of the current situation:
Very bad drawing I know. The car has got F and B on it showing front and back. boxes marked 1 and 2 are parking spaces and arrow shows dirction of one way street.
Red and blue arrows show two possible ways of reversing out as far as I understand it. In both of them the first lot of arrows is me reversing, then next lot is going forward.
Blue arrow option looks much safer to me (though it does depend on that parking space being empty) as I'm out of way of traffic, but it will involve reversing into the box number 1 - but, will that count as reversing down a one way street and therefor be an offence?
Red arrow would mean reversing across the street rather than down it, so techinically might not be an offence in the same way, but will hold up traffic a lot more and I would be less comfortable doing it!
Unfortunatly there isn't room for me to reverse round the side of the house and then go out forwards, there are some steps down to cellar to the side of the bay window that would make it too dangerous.
Also, I know that if you can you are supposed to reverse into a driveway and then drive forward out of it. But the only way I could do that would be to drive forward into parking space 2 and then reverse round corner into my drive and shimmy round into space - but again, would that mean breaking the law by reversing from space number 2?
I was supposed to have a driving lesson very soon after my test as I knew that even if I passd I would still want more advice, but it had to be postponed till next week and I really want to get going - I think I'll be fine once I'm out on the road, just need to get thre!
Any advice, clarification would be very gratefully received.