Along with mastering the expected general driving skills, a key part of all driving tuition is mastering the essential driving manoeuvres. Over the next few weeks we will be highlighting some of the essential manoeuvres starting with one of the basicsa straight line reverse.

A Common Driving Manoeuvre

The ability to perform a straight line reverse is not something that is designed to be a trick, you simply have to be able to demonstrate your ability to reverse your vehicle in a straight line and then stop in a smooth and calm fashion.

The ability to perform this common driving manoeuvre will not only help to prepare you for life on the road when you have passed your test but is also something that you may be required to perform during your test, along with:

  • Reverse round a corner
  • Reverse parking
  • Bay parking
  • Turn in the road

Practice Makes Perfect

The first time that you attempt to reverse the car can be quite a nervous occasion as you will find that visibility and car control are more difficult. However, our tuition will help to ensure that you quickly find your feet and complete this manoeuvre with little fuss when required.

We will not wait until you have mastered all other driving skills before focusing on the manoeuvres and as such, this may be introduced at any point after the co-ordination driving lesson and can be combined with one or more of the forward driving lessons.

Completing Your Skills

It is essential that all of the reversing manoeuvres are taught in the relevant order because the skills you will learn during completion of the first manoeuvre will then become the sub skills for the next manoeuvre and so on. All the reversing manoeuvres should be undertaken in quiet housing estates or car parks.

The following video from explores this in further detail.