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Overtake


Because overtaking can put you on a collision course with traffic coming from the opposite direction, it’s one of the main causes of accidents.

Overtaking at the wrong time or place is extremely dangerous



Things to consider.

Choose your time and place carefully.

Before overtaking be sure that you can return to your side of the road safely without causing another road user to change their own speed or course.

Do not overtake if it is not necessary. (e.g. Do not rush to get past someone only to turn off shortly after.)

Ask yourself “Is it really necessary?”

You must not overtake when to do so would break the law!

Is the view ahead clear?

Is there enough room?

Are you approaching a junction?

Does the road narrow ahead?

Is there any dead ground? (a dip or a incline in the road ahead that may hide oncoming vehicles.)

2 vehicles coming towards each other at 30mph equates to a collision at a speed of 60mph or around 88 feet per second


On our high streets cyclists travel between 15 & 25mph, and yet we see vehicles overtaking with ease….what speed must these vehicles be travelling in order to achieve this?


“IF YOU ONLY THINK YOU CAN MAKE IT”  -  THEN DON’T DO IT!



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