How to Pass Another Vehicle Safely in 3 Simple Steps

Out on the road, there will be times when you need to pass another vehicle. Maybe their driving is sketchy and you want to get away from them, maybe they’re going hella slow, or maybe you just want to show off your sweet passing skills to that hot girl or guy in the car ahead of you. Whatever the reason, you need to make sure you pass that car safely. How, you ask? Aceable is here to help.

Step 1: Make Sure Your Path is Clear

Don’t dart out into the other lane when you haven’t checked for oncoming traffic. Duh.

Step 2: Signal

You gotta let everyone else know you’re about to make some moves. Signal with your blinker that you’re about to do some passin’.

Step 3: Don’t Cut Back Over Too Quickly

I know you want to get back over to your rightful lane, but make sure not to cut back over too quickly. You may be too close to the car behind you and get rear-ended. Not good.

And that’s everything you need to know about passing … JK. There will be times when you should absolutely NOT try passing, and we need to talk about ‘em.

Savage.
Savage.

When NOT to Pass:

-When there is a solid line separating the lanes

-Within 100 ft of a railroad crossing or intersection

-On a hill or curve

-Within 100 ft of a bridge or tunnel