The reverse around a corner manoeuvre is used in every day driving to turn around when the road is too narrow to perform a turn in the road. This manoeuvre is no longer examined during the UK driving test. Remember, the reverse around a corner is marked on your control of the vehicle and your observation skills.
Method – Reverse around a corner.
- You will start the reverse around the corner manoeuvre in position A. Before moving off consider:-
- the shape of the turn.
- the gradient of the road.
- from which directions, and how long would it take for other traffic to approach your position.
- Prepare to move off as normal, get a bite if required, observe and if it is safe move off remembering to signal.
- Check your mirrors and signal to pull in at position B.
- Select reverse gear, get a bite if required then observe. If clear reverse back to your point of turn which is when the back of your car is level with the first curved curbstone.
- Check all around again including your blind spot then steer your vehicle back around the turn to point C. Remember to maintain 360 degree awareness as you move back.
- Once completed engage the handbrake and put the gear stick to neutral.
If any vehicles move around you whilst you are performing the reverse around a corner just stop until they move clear.