Unfortunately, a not unheard-of soccurrence in the Boston area. But I think that's why we say "back up." The implication is that when your car is moving backwards/in reverse gear, you should not be going far. You "back up" to reach a parking spot or assist in a turn, and no more!Kelly B said:To me, driving backwards sounds rather like you are zipping down the street looking over your shoulder and alarming the other motorists.
Somehow I knew there would be a transatlantic difference.panjandrum said:In BE we are all reversing quite happily.
We tend not to back up at all.
Sewers back up when they are blocked... a very alarming phenomenon.