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I. Driving techniques
 
Straight backing
 

The easiest and safest backing manoeuvre is straight backing. Whenever possible use this approach.

    • Pull ahead and position the bus in line with the direction you want it to take.
    • Ensure front and rear wheels are straight and centred.
    • Watch both mirrors while backing slowly in a straight line.
    • If the bus shifts left or right from the parking spot, align the vehicle accordingly.


    Diagram showing how to drive a bus in a curve
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