Hi Folks, it’s another weekend again and we trust you may have one or two places to drive to. While driving, the car in front of you may be too slow, or you may be in a hurry to get to your destination, so we found some quick safety check questions to guide you if you are considering overtaking here that you should ask if you want to overtake.
Yes we know: you shouldn’t over-analyse such speed related matters, right? But hey, that may keep you and your car safer, and those safety-check questions and their answers normally flash in split seconds. So here is:
- Do you have a clear view? You must not overtake unless you have a clear view of any approaching traffic and you can complete the manoeuvre safely with plenty of margin for error.
- Is there a straight stretch of road ahead? Don’t begin to overtake when approaching a crest in the road, a curve or any other situation where your view of the road is limited. Remember that even on a straight stretch, a dip in the road can conceal an oncoming vehicle.
- Is the road wide enough? If the road narrows ahead there might not be enough room to safely overtake.
- Are there any side streets? Check side streets and other lanes to ensure nothing will enter your space while overtaking.
Have a have safely driven weekend as you drive and enjoy yourself today, and always remember: your family wants yu back safe and sound.