Getting Moving With SDF – Manoeuvres 2 – Reversing To The Left

After mastering the straight line reverse, you will then move on to the reverse around corner (also commonly known as reversing to the left.

Top Tip – Essentially, this particular manoeuvre is made up of two straight line reverses with a turn in between.

Reversing to the left is one of the 4 manoeuvres which you must master before sitting your driving test.

Common Manoeuvre

The reversing to the left manoeuvre is also one of the more common manoeuvres asked by the test examiner for you to perform during the practical driving test and as such, a thorough preparation is very important.

Our tuition will help to instil the ideal technique along with the key reference points that your examiner will be looking for in order to pass this part of the driving test.

When completing this manoeuvre, the driving test examiner will be looking for a demonstration of 3 particular skills. These skills are:

  • Accuracy – The driving test examiner will assess your ability to reverse to the left (around a corner) and you will be expected to avoid the curb or stray too far onto the other side of the road.
  • Control – The examiner will judge your ability to keep the car at a slow and stable speed by use of clutch control.
  • Observation – Effective and all round observation must be taken whilst performing the reverse round a corner manoeuvre.

The following video from https://www.learnerdriving.com explores this in further detail.

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