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How to Determine When It's Safe to Pass

Posted on May 15, 2015   |   802 views

Here are some passing tips from DefensiveDriving.com. For the full fleet safety tip, click here.

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  1. 1. Stan [ May 19, 2015 @ 12:03PM ]

    Unless things have changed it is illegal to pass on the right unless there are two traffic lanes in the same direction. Passing on the shoulder is a definite, "no no" and you will be ticketed for it. For one thing there might be a car turning left in front of the car that is stopped directly into your path. Depending on your speed it may not be safe to pass on the shoulder. You could even lose control and even crash. The shoulder is to be used for slowing and stopping, not as a passing lane. Please correct your video so that drivers can know how to safely pass! Please!

  2. 2. Paul Clinton, Web Editor [ May 22, 2015 @ 01:44PM ]

    Stan, state traffic laws vary, but in general it's permissible for a driver to pass a left-turning vehicle on the right, as long as conditions are safe and the passing vehicle doesn¹t leave the paved or main-traveled portion of the roadway to do so. In high-density areas, this prevents further gridlock during rush hour. At some busy intersections, 1-2 cars can turn left during a green light. If vehicles going straight can pass safely to the right, this keeps traffic moving better.

 

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