- Oct 1, 2005
I'm actually inclined to believe you now...
He in essence agreed with SS. He phoned me and didn't reply to the WhatsApp so I could post the screenshot.
According to him, it's fine as long as it's safe to do so. As long as you don't go into the left lane blocking an approaching car which could cause an accident. Hi also says it depends on what road it is and what the markings on the road indicate. But I concede with what he's saying. And SS then being right. However, he says, the rule of thumb is to keep left and pass right. So slow driving cnuts in the right hand lane forcing people to pass on the left are putting peoples lives in danger and we should not be allowing people to hog the right-hand lane.
In an event of an accident there could be charges filed to the person who overtook on the left which would included dangerous and negligent driving among others. But if the pass was on the right, dangerous and negligent driving would probably not be added to the charge. Also said, depending on the officer. It's for the officer to judge is you passed on the left when it was safe to do so. If not he will fine you for passing on the left and or wreckless and negligent driving.
According to him, safe road practice is keep left and pass right. If you're slower than the flow of traffic move to the left.
Now that I can agree on.