Driving theory test questions
We're up to date! Our site includes the DVSA revision question changes made Jan 2018
Username:

Password:
Register  Free Practice Test  Login  Free Tests  My Questions  Hazards  Categories  My Tests 

What causes accidents: overtaking

When you overtake a vehicle, there are often many things to consider.

First of all you need to ensure that it is, as far as you are aware, safe to do so. Therefore don't overtake close to junctions or in conditions where overtaking requires you to drive on the wrong side of the road. This is always dangerous, even if you believe you have good visibility of the road ahead.

When you do go to overtake, take care of how far you are from the car you are overtaking when you pull out. Some cars get very close before overtaking, which is dangerous because if road conditions change and you are suddenly unable to pull out, you might have to brake dangerously quickly to stop yourself going into that car.

Also beware of other road vehicles in the lane you need to enter going very quickly, because they might move into the space you want to enter, causing a collision.

You also need to keep an eye on the vehicle you are overtaking. Some drivers are erratic, and even if the car has been going very slowly, there might be another slow car in front and the driver you wish to overtake may themselves indicate that they are coming out ahead of you; in this instance you should switch off your indicator and cancel overtaking until you are sure of the position of the car.

Those scenarios above show that there are various things that you need to consider when you are overtaking; and also remember that you may be in a blindspot at some part of the overtaking manoeuvre.

Whilst overtaking is very common on things like motorways, the maneouvre still needs to be executed with vigilance whenever you wish to overtake.

JOIN NOW and gain access to ALL the official Theory Test multiple choice Revision Questions for car drivers

Practice Theory Test Question

Do you know the answer to this randomly chosen driving theory test revision question?

Before driving anyone else's motor vehicle you should make sure that: A) the vehicle owner has third party insurance cover B) your own vehicle has insurance cover C) the vehicle is insured for your use D) the owner has left the insurance documents in the vehicle

You can check your answer and practice all official revision questions

Related Articles...

driving theory test
Hazard Perception
There has been a significant increase in the focus of hazard perception and hazard awareness in the last few years since the introduction by the DSA of a separate hazard perception element to the...

Vehicle's registration certificate
A vehicle has a document called a V5C, and this is the registration certificate for the vehicle. However this document by itself is not alone proof that the person selling you a vehicle actually...

How to book your driving theory test
There is now an online booking system in place that will allow you to book a driving theory test online. There are also other ways to book a driving theory test: over the phone and you can...

Driving Theory Test
Until relatively recently in driving history, there was no theory test. From the time the first person passed a driving test in the UK in 1935 through to 1996, there was no separate theory test. ...

Watching others whilst on the road
You can't rely on other road users not to do something wrong. Whilst most articles on this site tend to focus on cars, there are other and particularly vulnerable road uesrs out there. These...

What causes accidents: tailgating
Driving too close to a vehicle is dangerous for the very simple reason that you have too little time to react should something unexpected happen. And when you consider how many road journeys there...

Your engine temperature gauge
These days many of us get into a car without really understanding how any of it works, and even the engine and how it operates and powers the car is a mystery to many. Well, essentially it...

What to do in an accident situation
If you do have an accident, then you must stop. Whilst you may read about people driving away from the scene of an accident, you should always stop and face up to any responsibilities involving...

What to do if you breakdown at a level crossing
Driving is potentially dangerous, but it is important not to worry about things that could happen when driving but at the same time you should know what to do in the unlikely event that something...

What to do at a ford
This article is about driving through a ford, not about driving a Ford car. When you see a warning sign for a ford you should naturally slow down. Then look at the ford and assess the depth...


Bookmark with:

FacebookFacebook    TwitterTwitter    Google BuzzGoogle Buzz    StumbleStumbleUpon    Delicious    RedditReddit