LIMITATION ON BACKING!
Traffic Stop Tuesday Postings are presented by the McPherson Police Department
This Tuesday they are talking about ‘LIMITATION ON BACKING’.
The next time you are backing out of your driveway or a parking stall, take a second and look all the way around your vehicle.
Look for obstructions, others backing out, and oncoming traffic.
Improper backing has traditionally been a leading cause of traffic accidents.
Standard Traffic Ordinance (STO) 117, ‘LIMITATION ON BACKING’, states the driver of a vehicle shall not back unless such movement can be made safely and without interfering with other traffic. The driver of a vehicle shall not back upon any shoulder or roadway of any controlled-access highway.
For your safety and the safety of others, make it a habit, to always check your surroundings before making any movements in a vehicle – especially when backing.