Transportation Tuesday TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY MOST VEHICLES ARE EASIER TO CONTROL WHEN MOVING FORWARD … SO WHY IS IT BETTER TO REVERSE PARK?
Transportation Tuesday parking spaces are usually free of moving objects (but check anyway) BACKING IN IS BETTER PLANNING saves you time … driving forward out of the space is easier than reversing out of it when loading, your boot (trunk) is in a safe position - away from moving traffic when leaving, it’s safer to drive forward into moving traffic parking spaces are usually free of moving objects (but check anyway) better personal safety (ladies in particular) … if you are nervous about being followed, then you can make a quicker exit
Transportation Tuesday TOP TIPS FOR REVERSING DRIVER check there is no-one behind you use all your mirrors and check over your shoulder make sure your back window gives you a clear view (e.g. remove those headrests if you don’t have passengers) in bigger vehicles, ask someone to guide you (but don’t ask them to stand behind you!) go slow - be ready to react to changes
Transportation Tuesday TOP TIPS FOR REVERSING PEDESTRIANS don’t walk behind a vehicle that is already moving don’t assume the driver has seen you be alert for moving vehicles and machinery listen out for reversing alarms
Transportation Tuesday Statistics show that nearly a quarter of all deaths involving vehicles at work happen when the vehicle is reversing … USUALLY BECAUSE THE DRIVER OR PEDESTRIAN DID NOT PAY ATTENTION