When reversing, take special care to make sure that the way is clear. Every year, young children are killed and injured by reversing vehicles. If you are in any doubt about whether the way behind you is clear, get out and check.
Follow the guidelines below whenever you are reversing:
- Before you move off, make sure it is safe to reverse. The best way to do this is to walk around the vehicle and make sure there are no children or other obstacles in your path.
- Don't rely on your mirrors alone. Always turn around and look over your shoulder.
- Try to reverse in a straight line.
- Only reverse as far and at a speed that is right for the situation at hand.