What are the rules of passing another vehicle?
Any time you make traffic maneuvers such as changing lanes or passing other vehicles, you are creating a risk for yourself and others on the road. So, unless it is needed, avoid making unnecessary traffic maneuvers such as continuously changing lanes or passing other vehicles.
If you are approaching a vehicle in front of you that drives noticeably slower than the flow of traffic and speed limit, this situation can cause you a risk, and you realized that it is safe to pass the slow-moving vehicle, then it makes sense to pass that vehicle.
Never drive faster than the flow of traffic, or over the speed limit, or at a speed that is unsafe for the current traffic, weather or road condition in order to pass other vehicles.
When it is needed to pass other vehicles, the law requires you to only pass other vehicles on the left (using the left lane). Avoid passing other vehicles using the right lane unless it is absolutely necessary to avoid a traffic hazard and when it is safe.
When passing a motorcyclist, remember to give him/her the same full lane width as other vehicles. Never drive in the same lane with a motorcyclist, even if the lane is wide enough to fit your vehicle and the motorcyclist.
You are required by law to signal at least 100 feet before changing lane. Never pass a vehicle that has stopped for a pedestrian to cross.
Passing on a Two-lane Roadway Passing on a two-lane roadway can be dangerous. You must be fully capable of making several critical traffic maneuvering decisions in a few seconds that are safe and successful.
When you are ready to pass another vehicle on a two-lane roadway, you must consider these questions:
Passing is illegal when:
It is also extremely dangerous to pass when:
When passing other vehicles in a two-lane roadway:
What should I do if another vehicle is passing me?