The golden rule when reversing is to look in the direction you are going. You would not drive forwards looking through the rear screen.
Many times I have seen drivers manoeuvring using just mirrors and making errors. For any manoeuvring you should make an all-round 360 degree observation before starting and continue looking around so you are aware of what is happening around you. You could also use your mirrors but you should only use them for reference, e.g. distance from the kerb or a parked vehicle.
Turn in the road (see picture 1)
You should not use mirrors at all with this manoeuvre. When moving off from A, B & C start by looking over your left shoulder then turn and look over you right shoulder completing a 360 degree observation.
Reverse round a corner to the left (see picture 2)
Parallel parking (see picture 3)
PLEASE NOTE: All the above just gives advice on where to look and does not include advice on what to do should you encounter other road users whilst completing the manoeuvre.
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