Why This Topic is Important
A left reverse may come in handy when you need to turn your car around and a turn in the road isn’t the best option. Also, it may be of use when you want to reverse into a driveway so you don’t have to reverse out of it later. Reversing onto a main road is illegal. A left reverse tends to be safer than a right reverse because when you’re performing the manoeuver, the traffic you are most in danger of being hidden from are already slowing down for the end of the road. When performing a right reverse around the corner, you may be hidden at some points to traffic turning into the road and they will be performing their turn at a much faster speed than traffic approaching the end of the road. However, if you are in a van or vehicle that has no visibility out of the back left window, it may make sense to do a right reverse so you can see the curb more clearly. The criteria for a reverse around the corner is that you finish no more than about a foot away from the curb, you maintain good control and observation, and you finish at least 4-5 car lengths back in the road you’re reversing into.