What is Undertaking on the Left? - Is Undertake Legal | DTC
Is undertaking another driver Legal? Firstly, let me explain that overtaking is when you pass another vehicle from the right hand side. Undertaking is when you pass another vehicle from the left hand side.
The Highway code code states “Do not overtake on the left or move to a lane on your left to overtake.”
It may be tempting to undertake on the left, especially if the driver in front is hogging the middle lane but this can be dangerous and you can be fined for doing so. A person can even be prosecuted for careless driving or driving without due care and attention if they Undertaking recklessly.
Is undertaking acceptable in certain circumstances. Although the Highway code disincourges undertaking it is not illegal especially in the following circumstances. Average speed checks
Signs advise vehicles to ‘stay in lane Slow moving traffic Driver in front is turning right.
If you are unsure, play it safe and do not undertake. I hope you found this video informative. If so, please like and share.
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