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Backing-Up How-To Prevent Accidents

  “Back-in  Not out”

  • Driving one mile to reach a certain destination is easy.                                                                                  
  • In contrast, backing-up five feet can pose a threat to your safe driving record!    
  • The easiest way to avoid backing accidents is to avoid backing.
  • SHUTTLES USUALLY HAVE PASSENGERS SO…
  • WHEN SAFE, USE A HELPER  TO SPOT FOR YOU OUTSIDE THE VAN
  • Plan to park where you can leave without backing.
  • In other words, “BACK-IN, NOT OUT”
  • Usually, before an event, pedestrian traffic is lighter.
  • Afterwards, most everybody converges on the parking area!
  • So back-in when you get there and…
  • Pull out in drive when you leave!

Key Points

  • Avoid backing up altogether when possible
  • Use a helper, WHEN SAFE to spot for you outside the van
  • Back-in when you get there!
  • Pull out in drive when you leave

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