Pakistan National Institute of Defensive Driving

Backing Trucks in Tight Spaces

Did you know that … most of crashes involve backing and maneuvering in tight spaces?They don’t happen on the road … they happen in the yard at the Location, they happen at the worksite, they happen in rest stop parking lots, they happen going through gates and etc

So what can be done….Its simple

1. Place wheel chocks on the passenger rear side of your vehicle to force you to walk around the vehicle before you move.

2. even when you are not backing. To avoid a crash, you must use a ground guide when

  • Pulling out of the shop
  • Driving through scales
  • Going through gates
  • Crossing tight cattle guards