Hill Driving – Stopping on hills (Automatic)

January 23, 2017 at 2:28 PM


Driving up and down hills is essentially the same as driving on flat ground. However, you’ll need to take some extra steps to ensure that your car does not get pulled or pushed into dangerous positions.

Stopping on hills

Follow these steps when you want to stop on a hill:

  • Check your mirrors.
  • Signal left.
  • Look ahead at where you want to stop.
  • Release the accelerator.
  • Apply the brake gently.
  • Keep the car in “Drive” until you completely stop, then put on the parking brake or handbrake.
  • If you are parking the vehicle, put it into park and turn your front wheels so that they are angled towards the kerb i.e. turn your steering wheel right if you are facing up a hill or left if facing downhill.


Category: Driving Techniques