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Transportation Tuesday TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY DON’T GET STUCK WHEN OVERTAKING
Transportation Tuesday BEFORE OVERTAKING a clear road ahead - nothing approaching you DON’T TAILGATE! Stay well back from the vehicle in front to make it easier to see ahead - remember the 2 second rule MIRROR - SIGNAL-MANOUEVRE! Check your mirrors first - pay attention to the traffic around you. WATCH OUT! Don’t copy another vehicle overtaking. There might not be enough space for you to move back in. a clear space to your left - no-one overtaking you a safe gap ahead of the vehicle for you to move into safe space - no hazards - road works, narrow road, hill, bridge READ THE LINES! Never cross a solid white line to overtake - it means you are approaching a hazard.
Transportation Tuesday WHEN OVERTAKING move quickly past the vehicle - be decisive HE WHO HESITATES IS LOST! Other drivers may be waiting for you to complete the move. Never do anything that will cause another driver to brake or take avoiding action Stay back and check for hazards on the inside before you attempt this get back in lane as soon as you can - but don’t cut in only overtake on the right if the vehicle in front is signaling left and you have enough room to pass safely
Transportation Tuesday WATCH OUT FOR... drop back so you can see the whole vehicle be sure their load is secure and there are no ropes or poles sticking out give them extra space in windy conditions stay away from the back wheels of bicycles and motorbikes give them plenty of space don’t pull in too quickly after passing go slow don’t make them nervous
Transportation Tuesday NEVER OVERTAKE a vehicle stopped at a pedestrian crossing after a NO OVERTAKING sign (wait until you pass a sign canceling the restriction) when you are not 100% safe, eg approaching a corner or bend a bridge or hill a junction on the shoulder (the Landcruiser lane is for losers) if you will cause conflict with other road users approaching road works (traffic cones are a good clue) near a school (never pass a school bus surrounded by children) queuing traffic (you can’t know what they’re queuing for) and finally … if the slower lane beside you is empty... move into it and let other vehicles pass you
Transportation Tuesday WHEN BEING OVERTAKEN Keep a steady speed - don’t speed up and cause a problem for the driver passing you Drop back and maintain the 2-second rule if they cut in suddenly - it’s your responsibility not to tailgate (even if they’re the rude ones) If another driver makes a mistake - let them in - there’s no sense making the situation worse and putting everyone in danger If another driver is in trouble - needs to suddenly get in front of you to avoid a collision - be gracious, slow down and let them in
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