Make sure the way is clear when reversing. All vehicles have blind spots, so make sure you know your vehicle’s blind spots and pay extra attention to these when reversing. If you’re in any doubt that the way behind you is clear, get out and check. 

Every year, young children are killed and injured by reversing vehicles. Always check for children around your vehicles before driving off. Young children are unpredictable and can move quickly. If you’re on your own with young children and need to move a vehicle, the safest place for the children is seated in the car with you.

Reversing guidelines

Follow these guidelines whenever you're reversing:

  • Before you move, make sure it’s safe to reverse. The best way to do this is to walk around the vehicle and make sure there are no children or other obstacles in your path. 
  • Don’t rely on your mirrors, cameras or sensors alone. Always turn around and look over your shoulder.
  • Try to reverse in a straight line.