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You're parked in a busy high street. What's the safest way to turn your vehicle around so you can go the opposite way? You're parked in a busy high street. What's the safest way to turn your vehicle around so you can go the opposite way?

  • Possible answers:

     
  • A. Find a quiet side road to turn around in

  • B. Drive into a side road and reverse into the main road

  • C. Get someone to stop the traffic

  • D. Do a U-turn

 
 

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Using the road: Reversing

Rule 200

Choose an appropriate place to manoeuvre. If you need to turn your vehicle around, wait until you find a safe place. Try not to reverse or turn round in a busy road; find a quiet side road or drive round a block of side streets.

Rule 201

Do not reverse from a side road into a main road. When using a driveway, reverse in and drive out if you can.

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Rule 202

Look carefully before you start reversing. You should

Reverse slowly while

Get someone to guide you if you cannot see clearly.

Rule 203

You MUST NOT reverse your vehicle further than necessary.
Law CUR reg 106