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#1 14-09-08 19:05:43

lik2175
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What is a "reasonable" distance from kerb during the reversing manoeuvers?

I guess this is really a few questions...

During the test:
1.  What is reasonable distance to stay from the kerb when reversing around a corner?
2a.  What is a reasonable distance to end up away from the kerb in the reverse street park?
2b.  If after finishing moving backwards during the reverse street park I'm an unreasonable distance from the kerb what should I do?   Should I go out fully and do it again or go out as much as needed to be able to reverse back properly?  Should I explain to the examiner I've messed up before attempting any corrections?



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#2 14-09-08 19:15:39

smithwold
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Re: What is a "reasonable" distance from kerb during the reversing manoeuvers?

1.   Ideally the back wheel about a drain covers width away from the kerb - about 40cm whilst the front swings around a bit wider. Make sure you do not go out as far as the centre white lines.
2a.  15-20 cm
2b.  If you have gone back 1 1/2 - 2 car lengths, try pulling forward to correct it. If you know you are unable to, go out safely with "effective observation" and start again.

Hope that helps.

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#3 14-09-08 19:16:48

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Re: What is a "reasonable" distance from kerb during the reversing manoeuvers?

1.Very rough guide, stay in the left lane. The basic idea is to reverse round corner to change direction, your not parking.

2.Could you leave the car where you've parked it.

2b.Pull forward or backward to adjust position, you shouldn't need to pull right out again, just do it.


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#4 15-09-08 18:01:37

timmanwaringadi
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Re: What is a "reasonable" distance from kerb during the reversing manoeuvers?

1.Very rough guide, stay in the left lane. The basic idea is to reverse round corner to change direction, your not parking.

2.Could you leave the car where you've parked it.

2b.Pull forward or backward to adjust position, you shouldn't need to pull right out again, just do it.

Yep - with regards to distance - try to keep out of people's way if you can. Don't worry about set widths, staying on your own side is pretty reasonable on most side roads (if the road is really wide then a little closer than the centre line would be good!).

Parking - as Tony says - would you leave it there without it being an obstruction. If it looks like it's been abandoned in a police chase then sort it out.

One hint with all manoeuvres - take time to think. There's no race to complete them and the most important thing is to know what is happening around you - don't get hypnotised by the mirrors checking accuracy while you're killing small children.

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#5 16-09-08 10:30:45

lik2175
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Re: What is a "reasonable" distance from kerb during the reversing manoeuvers?

Thanks for the advice everyone.

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