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b. Failing to check when reversing

The Road Users’ Code contains plain and straight-forward advice on reversing: “Before you reverse make sure that there are no pedestrians — particularly children — behind you…You must not reverse unless it can be done in safety…Only reverse if you can do so safely and without making other road users change speed or direction.”  In other words, a driver is required to take special care when reversing.  The fact that a vehicle causes an accident when reversing can be decisive regarding the “carelessness” of the driver.