Procedures to Follow to Avoid Rollaway Accidents

Parking on a hill

  • When you stop headed down hill: Turn your front wheels toward the curb or side of the road.
  • When you stop headed up hill where there is a curb: Turn your front wheels away from the curb and let your truck go back until the back right front wheel rests against the curb.
  • When you stop headed up hill where there is NO curb: Turn your front wheels sharply towards the right curb.
    PARKING ON FLAT SURFACES
  • When parked on a flat surface, park within 12 inches of the curb and turn your front wheels toward the curb or side of the road.

Parking on flat surfaces

  • When parked on a flat surface, park within 12 inches of the curb and turn your front wheels toward the curb or side of the road.

Rollaway procedures

Procedure to follow EVERY TIME you park your vehicle

  1. Curb your wheels
  2. Make sure your gear selector is in park
  3. Use your parking brake
  4. Turn off the ignition whenever you are away from your vehicle
  5. Always take your keys out of the ignition
  6. Lock all vehicle doors when out of sight of your vehicle
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