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I. Driving techniques
 
Offset backing (driver’s side)
 

There are two types of offset backing: driver side, where you offset back to the left; and passenger side, where you offset back to the right.

    • Drive straight forward until the vehicle is in a straight line.
    • Turn the wheel all the way to the left angling the bus toward the destination.
    • Back up while watching the mirrors to frame the destination parking spot.
    • Back up the bus until the rear is aligned with the centre of the parking spot.
    • Stop and turn the wheel to the right as far as possible and backup until the rear is positioned to enter the parking spot.
    • Straighten the wheels. Look out both mirrors while slowly backing toward the destination.


Diagram showing how to drive a bus in a curve
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