Safe Vehicle Backing

  • 3 topics | 27m
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Backing a vehicle can be the most hazardous driving you do all day – one in four accidents involves backing. As a responsible driver it is important to choose the safest method to back your vehicle and to understand that your choices impact others. In this course, you will learn about the impacts of backing accidents, their common causes, and how to minimize risks of collision when backing vehicles, including delivery vans. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global professional services company focusing on engineering, environment, health and safety, and information technology. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review, however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements.


  • identify some of the human and financial costs associated with backing accidents
  • recognize factors and situations that can lead to backing accidents
  • recognize what you can do to minimize backing accidents
  • recognize how to back safely into a parking spot


  • How Backing Accidents Happen
  • How to Minimize Backing Accidents
  • Backing into a Parking Space