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There is a tractor ahead of you. You wish to overtake but you are not sure if it is safe to do so. You should _________.

A Not overtake if you are in doubt.

Never overtake if you’re not sure whether it’s safe. Can you see far enough down the road to ensure that you can complete the manoeuvre safely? If the answer is no, DON’T GO.

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Before overtaking you should make sure:

- the road is sufficiently clear ahead

- road users are not beginning to overtake you

- there is a suitable gap in front of the road user you plan to overtake.

DO NOT overtake if there is any doubt, or where you cannot see far enough ahead to be sure it is safe. For example, when you are approaching:

- a corner or bend

- a hump bridge

- the brow of a hill.

DO NOT overtake where you might come into conflict with other road users. For example
approaching or at a road junction on either side of the road

- where the road narrows

- when approaching a school crossing patrol

- on the approach to crossing facilities

- where a vehicle ahead is slowing to stop for a pedestrian that is crossing from a pedestrian island

- between the kerb and a bus or tram when it is at a stop

- where traffic is queuing at junctions or road works

- when you would force another road user to swerve or slow down

- at a level crossing

- when a road user is indicating right, even if you believe the signal should have been cancelled. Do not take a risk; wait for the signal to be cancelled

- stay behind if you are following a cyclist approaching a roundabout or junction, and you intend to turn left. Do not cut across cyclists going ahead, including those using cycle lanes and cycle tracks

- stay behind if you are following a horse rider or horse drawn vehicle approaching a roundabout or junction, and you intend to turn left. Do not cut across a horse rider or horse drawn vehicle going ahead

- when a tram is standing at a kerbside tram stop and there is no clearly marked passing lane for other traffic.


Muhammad faizan

2 years ago


Asif khan khosti

2 years ago

the ever great app

Hubert Cumberdale

2 years ago

Brilliant for the multiple choice bit of the theory. Never looked at the highway code, just went through all of the practice questions in this (free version) over a few hours and passed my test 48/50.

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