What must you do when overtaking car at night?

What must you do when overtaking car at night?

Explanation: To prevent your lights from dazzling the driver of the car in front, wait until you’ve passed them before switching to full beam.

What must you do when you’re overtaking?

If a driver is trying to overtake you, maintain a steady course and speed, slowing down if necessary to let the vehicle pass. Never obstruct drivers who wish to pass.

How do you overtake a car?

Use the right-turn indicator to signal that you want to overtake. Be sure the way ahead and behind is clear before overtaking. Check out for scooters or motor cycles that may be hidden from view in front of the vehicle you are about to overtake. Watch for vehicles in front that may be turning right.

Can you speed while overtaking?

Yes, it’s illegal to speed while passing another car. It’s a common misconception that you can speed when overtaking, particularly when you’re driving on country roads and you rightly want to get past as fast as possible.

When can you overtake a car?

The only time you can overtake on the left is when the vehicle you’re overtaking is: waiting to turn right or make a U-turn from the centre of the road. stopped. travelling on a multi-lane road.

Can I overtake a police car?

If the vehicle is in-between lanes, with rear red and blue lights illuminated, in no circumstance should you pass, undertake or overtake the unit. The reason the police unit is driving in such a manner is due to “implementing a rolling road for your safety”, as there could be a potential hazard ahead.

How fast can you go when overtaking?

NSW road rules state that on any road with two lanes or more, and with a speed limit of 80km/h or above, the driver must keep left and allow reasonable space for overtaking. It is even a finable offence for a driver to speed up or block another car from overtaking or merging.

What should you not do when passing a car?

If another vehicle is passing you, slow down a bit and let the other vehicle pass you safely. Never speed up when a vehicle is trying to pass you; this is not a friendly and thoughtful way of sharing the road and, most importantly, it is very dangerous in a two-lane road to speed up when another vehicle is passing you.

How do you pass a slow moving vehicle?

The road is posted with slow-moving vehicle signs. If you are driving a slow-moving vehicle on a two-lane road where it is unsafe to pass and five or more vehicles are in a line behind you, you must pull over and stop to let them pass, if it is safe for you to do so.

What are the 3 questions you should ask yourself when deciding to pass?

So, before you pass a vehicle, ask yourself:

  • Is it legal?
  • Is it safe?
  • Is it worth it?

When you want to overtake and pass another vehicle?

Stay close behind the vehicle so you need less time to pass. If conditions are safe and legal for passing, check in your mirrors and signal your lane change. Before you pull into the left lane, look quickly over your left shoulder to make sure there is no vehicle in your blind spot.

What should you do when a driver overtakes you at night?

If a driver overtakes you at night and you have your headlights switched to full beam, then keep them on full beam until the overtaking vehicle is level with you. The extra light will help them overtake you safely. Once they pull past you turn you headlights to dip. Always allow them as much room as you would a car.

When should you not overtake on the road at night?

Explanation: Don’t overtake if there’s a possibility of a road junction, bend or brow of a bridge or hill ahead. There are many hazards that are difficult to see in the dark. Only overtake if you’re certain that the road ahead is clear. Don’t take a chance.

What should you do before overtaking a vehicle?

1 Before overtaking, think about whether you really need to overtake. 2 Make sure it’s safe. 3 Check both lanes. 4 Look at your mirrors and signal before moving off. 5 Move swiftly past the vehicle you’re overtaking and allow plenty of room before moving back into the left-hand lane and maintaining a safe speed.

What should you do when someone overtakes you at night?

If you do overtake another vehicle, once you have drawn level with the vehicle you are overtaking, if no other vehicle in ahead of you, switch your headlights to full beam. If a driver overtakes you at night and you have your headlights switched to full beam, then keep them on full beam until the overtaking vehicle is level with you.