We’ve told you what to do when you’re passing a vehicle, but what about when another vehicle is passing you? What do you do then? It may seem like common sense, but one of the biggest causes of head-on collisions is improper passing, so let’s go over the steps just to be safe.
Step 1: Don’t Speed Up
No matter what Tom Cruise said in that 80s movie about fighter jets, you should NEVER feel the need for speed. Especially when someone else is passing you. If you speed up, they’ll have to be in the other lane longer which puts everyone on the road in the danger zone.
Step 2: Stay in Your Lane Until the other vehicle has safely passed you and returned to their rightful lane, just stay put. Unexpected maneuvers during this time can cause unexpected accidents.
Step 3: Give Them Space Giving the other vehicle enough space to pass you safely is always a good thing. Give them enough space while they’re passing, and then continue to maintain a safe following distance. So to sum up, giving cars space is always a good thing. When bae says they want space, however...not so good.
And there you have it. Follow these simple rules and you’ll be the real MVP of passing and letting others pass you. Yasss.