SMARRT Driving Tip Part 7: Backing Up

Posted on February 5, 2014 by - Also by this author

BACKING MOVEMENTS: You should always follow the “10-Rules of Backing”

  1. Clear the Rear
  2. Sound Horn Before Moving
  3. Back Immediately - NEVER trust that the scene/activities behind you will remain the same for an extended period.
  4. Back Slowly
  5. As you Back, Check Both Side Mirrors
  6. Don’t Back Further Than Necessary
  7. Back to the Driver's Side
  8. Use a Ground Guide
  9. Always Park so your First Move is Forward
  10. Use your Four-Way Flashers

If you're unsure of the scene/activities behind you, do not hesitate to exit your vehicle to look at the area behind you. By parking so that your first move is forward, you allow escape options to the front of your vehicle, and you have maximum visibility – FIRST MOVE FORWARD! -- Jim Luff, LCT contributing editor

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