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Only overtake if it is safe for you and other traffic. Be particularly careful of features that may hinder your view of the road ahead, such as hills, dips, bends, bridges, roads narrowing or pedestrian crossings. Pay attention to the rules on road signs or markings (continuous, broken, single, double white lines) covered in the Traffic signs and road markings section.

How to overtake safely


REMEMBER You must normally overtake on the right. However, you are allowed to overtake on the left in the situations listed below.

You may overtake on the left when

You must not overtake when

What to do when somebody overtakes you


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