The act of reversing around a corner is when the driver is required to pass a minor road at a junction, stop and then reverse into it – a manoeuvre that may be requested by the examiner during your practical driving test. For this reason, it is important that you perfect this manoeuvre (as well as all other manoeuvres) before taking your test.
Once you’re a qualified driver, you may need to reverse around a corner in order to turn your car around. The reason the examiner might ask you to perform this manoeuvre during your test is so that they can check that you do so with complete accuracy, without catching the kerb or straying too far into the middle of the road.
They will also be checking your ability to keep the car at a slow and controllable speed by using the clutch correctly.
Finally, the examiner will be assessing your observational skills to ensure you’re fully aware of what’s going on around you at all times.
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