Reversing Exercise or Straight Reverse

A simple reversing exercise to show you can control the car moving backwards. I am often asked "When would you actually use this manoevure?" Reversing out of a drive way or a garage, when you passed the house you are looking for, or coming out of a parking space at the shops.

The Manoeuvre

Reversing Exercise

The Stages

Reversing Exercise 01

1. Pull over to the side of the road as if you were parking and put the car in reverse and wait for any vehicles approaching from behind to pass.

REMEMBER: You are supposed to keep all 4 wheels on the road!







Reversing Exercise 02

2. Once vehicles have all cleared have one last look all around. Once you are certain it is all safe, look over your left shoulder out the rear window and start reversing.

Once you are moving it is okay to look around again and use your mirrors, so-long as you occasionally glance out of the rear window.

As you go make sure you make small corrections with the steering wheel and let your travel make the difference.

REMEMBER: The faster you go the bigger your errors will end being!






Reversing Exercise 03

3. If any cars start approaching you from behind you must stop and wait until they have passed.




Reversing Exercise 04

4. Once they have passed you may continue, again make sure you check all around to make sure it's safe and have a final look out of the rear window as you start to move again.

Obviously you stop when you reach your intended destination, finally check that your final position is appropriate for parking.