Driving Techniques: Passing

Before passing you must be sure if it is worthy, safe and legal. Sometimes impatience and poor judgment cost our lives, as a driver, you must make the right decision and know that the major responsibility in this situation is yours because you were the one trying to pass the other vehicle.

Passing is absolutely prohibited in the following situations:
  • When your line-of-sight is limited by a curve, hill, or bad weather.

  • When the vehicle ahead has the intention of turning, stopping or is over passing the speed limits.

  • When your front zones are closed and the space is narrow.

  • In a Crossed Traffic.

  • When there is a long line of vehicles ahead you.

  • When traffic is close.

  • If a school bus is loading or unloading children.
In general, avoid passing other vehicles when a vehicle starts passing you, never speed up. But if you really need to, follow the next steps:
  1. Check for oncoming vehicles, vehicles approaching from behind.

  2. Check for blind spots.

  3. Signal your intention and accelerate into passing lane.

  4. Accelerate quickly, use the correct speed.

  5. Concentrate on the path ahead.

  6. Check the mirror for following cars.