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Safety Rules For Overtake


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jimhassel

Posted 29 May 2012 - 05:50 PM

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Mirrors

Early repeated mirror checks are required to ensure that the road behind is safe and that you are not being overtaken yourself.

Hang-back

If the road appears to be clear ahead of the 'target' vehicle, close the gap to your 'launch point' selecting the most appropriate gear for brisk acceleration. Ensure that you position to maintain maximum forward vision. Never hold a position that is closer than a one second gap on a good, dry road.

Mirrors/Signals

Make a final check of all mirrors and consider a direction signal to show that you are moving out and/or a flashing headlamp signal to alert the driver ahead to your presence. Also check that the target vehicle, or other vehicles ahead, are not signa ling to turn.

Position

Position: Move out with moderate acceleration. If the road is still clear increase power to drive through.

Mirrors/Position

Ensuring that the 'target' car is clearly visible in the nearside mirror, start your gradual straight-line return to the left.

Mirrors

At the overtaken vehicle should be clearly visible in your centre mirror and you should be pulling away to opening the gap.

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 10:05 AM

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QUOTE (jimhassel @ May 29 2012, 05:50 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Mirrors

Early repeated mirror checks are required to ensure that the road behind is safe and that you are not being overtaken yourself.

Hang-back

If the road appears to be clear ahead of the 'target' vehicle, close the gap to your 'launch point' selecting the most appropriate gear for brisk acceleration. Ensure that you position to maintain maximum forward vision. Never hold a position that is closer than a one second gap on a good, dry road.

Mirrors/Signals

Make a final check of all mirrors and consider a direction signal to show that you are moving out and/or a flashing headlamp signal to alert the driver ahead to your presence. Also check that the target vehicle, or other vehicles ahead, are not signa ling to turn.

Position

Position: Move out with moderate acceleration. If the road is still clear increase power to drive through.

Mirrors/Position

Ensuring that the 'target' car is clearly visible in the nearside mirror, start your gradual straight-line return to the left.

Mirrors

At the overtaken vehicle should be clearly visible in your centre mirror and you should be pulling away to opening the gap.


Another pointer that I received from a driving instructor.

When attempting to over take, don't go nearer to the car in front of you, as the front car will actually block your view of the upcoming traffic on the opposing lane.

Instead, slow down, back off, make some distance between you and the car in front, you will see a wider view especially of the opposing traffic.

Anyone to advise on the practicality of this method?


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Posted 13 June 2012 - 10:35 AM

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QUOTE (bkhong @ Jun 13 2012, 10:05 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Another pointer that I received from a driving instructor.

When attempting to over take, don't go nearer to the car in front of you, as the front car will actually block your view of the upcoming traffic on the opposing lane.

Instead, slow down, back off, make some distance between you and the car in front, you will see a wider view especially of the opposing traffic.

Anyone to advise on the practicality of this method?


This is the way, especially on single lane trunk roads. As leaving 1-2 car lengths, you can decide the timing and point of acceleration while still in your lane, and then go out to overtake.
Rather than follow too close <1 car length, then go out, only accelerate ... there is a delay and you need longer time of 0.5-2.0 seconds for the entire process.

"When Columbus started out he didn`t know where he was going. When he got there he didn`t know where he was and when he got back he didn`t know where he had been." - Anonymous

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 03:35 PM

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QUOTE (cute_boboi @ Jun 13 2012, 10:35 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
This is the way, especially on single lane trunk roads. As leaving 1-2 car lengths, you can decide the timing and point of acceleration while still in your lane, and then go out to overtake.
Rather than follow too close <1 car length, then go out, only accelerate ... there is a delay and you need longer time of 0.5-2.0 seconds for the entire process.

Yup, agree. If got space can accelerate first, then cut out to overtake, but must know your timing..... smile_tongue.gif

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 05:06 PM

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QUOTE (jeremiah1 @ Aug 9 2012, 02:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
These information turns out safe for the people who are new drivers and still learning about driving


It needs practise to build up the skills and experience. Driving on trunk road is different from driving on highway or city centre multi-lanes road. The road condition, the side of the road, undulating terrain, got wild animals/cows which may dart across, etc.

e.g. Try driving on bigger trunk roads like KL-Kuala Selangor without overtaking if no confidence.
Or KL-Rawang-Tanjung Malim
Then upgrade to narrower road like Batu-Caves, Sg. Tua
Then narrower still Tapah-Cameron
Then even more narrow Gombak-Mimaland-Genting Sempah old trunk road smile_tongue.gif

Don't be over-confident also, as this is one of the main reason for fatal head-on collission.

Not necessary must overtake, but gather the experience. Sometimes can learn how the vehicle in front of you take the driving-line, but not necessary must follow it and learn it. Use your own judgement if that line is safe to replicate or not.

"When Columbus started out he didn`t know where he was going. When he got there he didn`t know where he was and when he got back he didn`t know where he had been." - Anonymous

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 05:25 PM

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Agree with you. But for new drivers not only trunk roads. If they are used to town driving, even highway driving is different.
Even though driving straight only, but at 110kph, the handling, alertness, response timing all different.... smile_tongue.gif

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 11:06 AM

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QUOTE (vr2turbo @ Aug 9 2012, 05:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Agree with you. But for new drivers not only trunk roads. If they are used to town driving, even highway driving is different.
Even though driving straight only, but at 110kph, the handling, alertness, response timing all different.... smile_tongue.gif


Correct also. High speed driving >100km/h and the handling + cornering.
Also the longer duration to hold at that speed like 30-120 minutes.
Also train the brain to calculate that cars from behind can be approaching fast, therefore do not simply change lane. May need to give estimate allowance of 500m, instead of 10m gap in city/town driving.

"When Columbus started out he didn`t know where he was going. When he got there he didn`t know where he was and when he got back he didn`t know where he had been." - Anonymous

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 08:27 PM

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QUOTE (cute_boboi @ Aug 10 2012, 11:06 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Correct also. High speed driving >100km/h and the handling + cornering.
Also the longer duration to hold at that speed like 30-120 minutes.
Also train the brain to calculate that cars from behind can be approaching fast, therefore do not simply change lane. May need to give estimate allowance of 500m, instead of 10m gap in city/town driving.


don't forget, must know the power of the car too and at what speed the overtaking is done.some has good pick-up but the punch only up to 80/100 kmh only. be careful.

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 02:11 PM

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QUOTE (byebye2u @ Aug 10 2012, 08:27 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
don't forget, must know the power of the car too and at what speed the overtaking is done.some has good pick-up but the punch only up to 80/100 kmh only. be careful.

Yup, correct but your Rexton torque is power mah...... smile_thumbup.gif

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 05:09 PM

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Make sure the road ahead is clear so you have sufficient expanse to permit you to overtake and get back to your own side of the street without compelling any other street user to move to bypass you. When you are well past, ascertain the reflector, pointer and step-by-step move in afresh making sure not to slash over the vehicle you have passed.