The next step after mastering reversing to the left is predictably, reversing to the right. The main difference between reversing to the left and right is that the kerb will be on your right hand side, therefore requiring you to alternate between looking over your left and your right hand shoulder to perform the manoeuvre correctly.

Opposite Side of the Road

Because this manoeuvre is carried out on the opposite side of the road, you are likely to be facing oncoming traffic and will find the kerb is on your right hand side which requires you to alternate between looking over your left and right shoulders.

Top Tip – It is often said that the ability to reverse to the right is particularly useful when driving a van or similar vehicle. This is because the view to the rear left (i.e. nearside) is restricted. Vans aren’t the only vehicles that are affected by this problem. Many modern sports cars also have severely restricted rear vision.

The following video from explores this in further detail.