Never park your vehicle in a manner that would block other drivers' views of an intersection. Preferably park 153 m (500 ft.) or more away from an intersection when stopping for a break.
To ensure that your vehicle will stay in position when parked, the following precautions must be observed:
- Set the parking brake(s). When towing a semi trailer you should apply the spring brakes on both power unit and semi trailer when parked.
- When on a grade, place a manual transmission in the lowest forward gear if parked facing uphill, or reverse gear if parked facing downhill.
- If the vehicle is equipped with a two-speed axle, the axle must be in low range.
- If the vehicle is equipped with an auxiliary transmission, the transmission must be in low range.
- If the vehicle is on a grade, turn the front wheels in the appropriate direction.
Downhill: Turn front wheels to the right.
Uphill: Turn front wheels to the left.
(Allow vehicle to roll until front wheel touches curb.)
When parking downhill or uphill with a straight truck, turn front wheels sharply to the right. Block the wheels. For a tractor trailer, leave the wheels straight, apply the parking brake and block the wheels.
- Under no circumstances should you use the trailer hand valve to hold a parked vehicle which will be left unattended.
- When a vehicle is parked on a highway, it must be illuminated to warn other motorists of an obstruction as follows:
- If the vehicle is completely clear of the travelled section, not disabled, and will be parked for less than four hours - activate hazard warning lights.
- If the vehicle intrudes into the travelled section, is disabled or will be parked for more than four hours, it is recommended to place flares as follows:
- One on the traffic side of and 4 paces (approximately 3 m or 10 ft.) from the stopped commercial vehicle in the direction of approaching traffic;
- One at 40 paces (approximately 30 m or 100 ft.) from the stopped commercial motor vehicle in the centre of the traffic lane or shoulder occupied by the commercial motor vehicle and in the direction of approaching traffic; and
- One at 40 paces (approximately 30 m or 100 ft.) from thestopped commercial motor vehicle in the centre of the traffic laneor shoulder occupied by the commercial motor vehicle and in thedirection away from approaching traffic.