Due to the relatively low impact speed, many people don’t regard reversing as a significant hazard, however almost 60% of all commercial vehicle accident claims involve reversing and HGVs lead the way with 19% of these claims, vans 15% and company cars 10%.
However, it’s not just damage to vehicles and property that are at risk, people can be injured too. Shockingly, nearly a quarter of all deaths involving vehicles at work occur during reversing.
Even the most proficient drivers need help reversing their vehicles in difficult circumstances. With extra care and attention, we can all help to reduce these stats and here are some of our top tips for safer reversing.