Lesson 10, Topic 1
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Do All Manoeuvres Involve Reversing?

Manoeuvres and reversing:

All manoeuvres performed on a driving test do involve a reverse element and it is important that you master reversing your vehicle before attempting them. (Practice reversing in a straight line first).

The three main things that change when you reverse your vehicle are:

1. Your seating position: You will have to turn yourself in your seat to the left for the best view. Make sure your left foot hasn’t lifted so you can’t control the clutch.

2. Your hand position: When you turn, your left hand will drop to the bottom of the wheel and your right hand more to the top.

3. Where you look: For the majority of time you will be looking out of the rear window. Remember you must also make all round observations at regular intervals. Listen for any vehicles coming and stop to look if you hear them.

Other things to remember when reversing:

1. Any manoeuvre involving a reverse you can do without your seatbelt on.

2. You must not reverse longer than is necessary.

3. You must not reverse from a minor into a major road.

4. You must not reverse at a crossroads.

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