Why is reversing a safety problem on and off the roads?

Reversing is a problem on the roads because of visibility problems. For example, when an articulated lorry is reversing into a loading bay, the trailer may block the vision of the driver. The same is true for large trucks used in project sites; the large bodies may prevent the drivers from taking a good look at the back. The drivers’ awareness of the back may be hindered by the attached equipment or the size of the vehicles or the presence of other vehicles or items in the vicinity. And when these are not addressed immediately, these can cause injuries or damages to the vehicles and the surrounding equipment. The severity of the injuries and magnitude of damages may also be influenced by how fast the vehicle is reversing.