Steps for Successful Passing

When overtaking an ongoing car, you should:

  • Scan for hazards, e.g., oncoming vehicles, vehicles approaching from rear, merging vehicles;
  • Check for blind spots;
  • Signal your intention and accelerate into passing lane;
  • Accelerate quickly to an appropriate speed;
  • Concentrate on the path ahead;
  • Check the mirror for following cars.

When returning to the lane, do the following:

  • Check the rearview mirror for the front of the car being passed
  • Signal your intention
  • Change lanes and maintain speed
  • Cancel turn signal