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How do I reverse bay park?

Choose your bay and aim to position yourself in the centre of the road to give yourself enough space to manoeuvre, with approximately two car lengths past the bay, which is typically the third line from the bay. 

Position the steering wheel into a full lock and slowly reverse the vehicle back towards your chosen bay, making sure that you take your time and check your side mirrors throughout the manoeuvre. As you move into the bay, check your mirrors and straighten up until the lines of the way are either side of the vehicle. Continue reversing back and stop when you are wholly into the pay. Put the gearbox into neutral and pull up the handbrake.

When the examiner tells you to move off, switch to first gear and indicate left or right before driving out. Be sure to check all mirrors and blindspots and watch out for any pedestrians or other drivers.