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Over what distance are you allowed to reverse?

No further than is necessary
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No more than a car’s length

As far as it takes to reverse around a corner

The length of a residential street

You mustn’t reverse further than is necessary. You may decide to turn your vehicle around by reversing into an opening or side road. When you reverse, always look all around you, and watch for pedestrians. Don’t reverse from a side road into a main road.