Turning at intersections
TO TURN LEFT:
• Approach the turn slowly. When you
are close to the intersection, travel
near the right edge of your lane
without crossing or extending any part
of your vehicle or trailer into the next
lane. This will give you more room to
complete the turn safely.
• Begin your turn when the front of your
vehicle is even with the left side of your
• Glance occasionally in your left outside
mirror at the trailer wheels during
the turn. The trailer wheels will travel
a path that is inside the path of the
wheels of your vehicle. This is called
• To allow for the off-tracking, steer
towards the right side of the lane on the
road you are entering.
• As soon as your trailer is through the
turn safely, steer the vehicle into the
centre of your lane.
Turning left when towing a trailer -
note path of the vehicle and trailer wheels.
Turning right when towing a trailer -
note path of vehicle and trailer wheels.
• To turn right, reverse these directions.
However, If you do not allow for the
offtracking you could make contact
with a curb, a parked vehicle or a
Backing a trailer
Backing a trailer takes practice. At times,
to manoeuvre the trailer when reversing
you will turn the steering wheel in the
opposite direction than you would when
reversing without the trailer.
When using a vehicle to back a trailer,
do the following:
• Have someone guide you.
• If you do not have a guide, walk to the
back of the trailer to be sure the path
behind is clear.
• Always reverse at not more than a