Middle College High School is located 0.9 mi from San Joaquin Delta College via Frontage Rd.
Learning Parking at Middle College High School
As a component of learning how to drive manual, you need to pick up the two most challenging ways to park - backing up the car in a parking area and parallel parking on a manual vehicle. The first one mentioned is what we refer to as "back-in parking". You can do this by first moving ahead around a whole vehicle's length in front of the parking area, and turning on your blinker and being sure there are no cars or pedestrians you might run into. When the coast is clear, push down on the clutch pedal and get the driving stick in reverse gear. Make sure you push on the clutch all the way down up until you begin backing up the car. Now, step on the brakes and clutch pedal, pushing them entirely. Then, gradually release the clutch until you reach the friction point - which comes with a slight uplift on the back of the car and shifts to the sounds from the engine. Afterwards, pull your foot off the brake and take control of the clutch and brake pedals to back the car in slowly but surely. Be careful not to exceed a couple MPH as you accomplish this. On your first few tries, you may not like where the manual car finishes on the parking area, so do not hesitate to conduct some slight adjustments, inching in and out till you're content with how you're parked. We've got that taken care of, so now we'll review how to safely navigate a stick shift vehicle to do parallel parking. For your and other drivers' benefit, put on your right turn signal. Then, drive up to a few feet from the parking space you picked, coming up head to head with the car ahead of it. Exercise your safety driving skills and inspect your surroundings, pivoting your head around and checking out your rear camera and side view and rear view mirrors. To begin, press on the brake and clutch pedals, keeping them all the way down on the floor. Then, have the tires on right with the steering wheel. Next, you can take your foot off of the clutch pedal up until you get to the friction point. You'll know that the clutch has released when you sense the rear of the car raise and hear the sound of the engine changing. Once you're there, move up your right foot from the brake pedal to get the wheels on your manual vehicle going. Keep your feet on the brake and clutch, diligently controlling them with your feet to sustain a stable but sure pace with the car. Keep an eye on your mirrors, and when your back bumper is a couple feet at the back of the fender of the vehicle next to you, steer your wheels to the left with the steering wheel. Then, when you see the rear bumper on your right closing in about 2-3 feet from the sidewalk, rotate your steering wheel completely to the right this time. Now, retaining the manual car's same consistent pace, redo your clutch control steps and step off and on the clutch and brake pedals until you get the stick shift vehicle appropriately parked.