Vehicle Fleet Management

First Five Management & Associates, Inc.

Passing or Overtaking

Passing another car can be tricky for the new driver. Whenever in DOUBT whether you can safely pass, don’t try it. Here are some passing tips.

Do not Pass...

  • When there is a solid yellow line in your side.
  • When you’re uncertain there is enough time or space to do so.
  • When you cannot see around a curve or over a hill.
  • When behind multiple cars and passing one car doesn’t really make any difference.
  • In hazardous weather conditions, such as low visibility or wet slippery road
  • When another car is coming towards you in the opposite lane.
  • When a car is passing you.
  • When there is a construction or road work.
  • When the car in front of you is going at the maximum speed limit.
  • When on narrow roads, on bridges, or in tunnels.
  • When you are unfamiliar with the car you are driving and its capabilities.
  • Don’t play leap frog by passing a friend that just passed you.

Passing With Caution

  • Only pass if there’s a dotted line on your side
  • Check that the passing lane is clear
  • Make sure you have plenty of time and space to pass safely
  • Signal before and during your pass
  • Pass at least 15 miles per hour faster than the car you are passing while not exceeding the speed limit
  • Make sure you have cleared the passed the car with enough space before pulling back into your lane