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Is it ok to overtake in snowy cond?

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Hi I just overtook a car doing 40mph in a 60mph zone and the main road was fine so I overtook the car but I never went over 60mph, just wondering if I done wrong and should of kept behind it ?? … Read More
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7y, 4m agoPosted 7 years, 4 months ago
Hi I just overtook a car doing 40mph in a 60mph zone and the main road was fine so I overtook the car but I never went over 60mph, just wondering if I done wrong and should of kept behind it ??


ps:the roads were clear just very wet from where the snow had melt

thanks
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7y, 4m agoPosted 7 years, 4 months ago
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#1
If you think its safe to do so..
#2
So many conditions depending upon the road you were on but in general as long as the line was dotted in between the lanes and you keep under the speed limit your actions were allowed.
#3
dosnt matter what the roads are like doing 40 ina 60 is a crime so you dome the right thing :thumbsup::thumbsup:
#4
of course its ok.
#5
if the main roads are fine and its safe enough to overtake..then i dont see why not...having said that,i dont know of any roads that are safe enough at the mo to be driving at 60mph let alone overtake at that speed...but,being an inexperienced woman driver i guess you will know more about driving conditions than i will.
#6
Just bear in mind how stupid you'd look if you lost it on black ice while overtaking...
#7
I get sick of plebs driving on gritted a roads driving at 15mph and what not. I overtook one of these the other day, he flashed his lights and everthing at me ( was a f'ing dual carriageway). I know you have to be careful in these condtions but some people take the biscuit.
#8
As long as you remember your braking distances . Thats the main thing they teach in driving lessons.
Some people drive so slow you lose your momentum and have to slowly grip the road again annoying
#9
You 100% knew the road was clear and safe?


Ever heard of black ice?


If you need to ask, you really shouldn't be driving.
#10
Big T 721
dosnt matter what the roads are like doing 40 ina 60 is a crime:


Wow....what a load of bull plop

and you didn't do anything wrong. The limit is 60 and you didn't exceed it so no problem.
#11
If you don't know the answer then i would say that

YOU SHOULDN'T BE ON THE ROAD IN A CAR IN THE FIRST PLACE!
#12
Inactive
You 100% knew the road was clear and safe?


Ever heard of black ice?


If you need to ask, you really shouldn't be driving.


This^^^^^^^^^^ is this not the stuff you ask whilst learning to drive, before being let loose on your own?
banned#13
Well I overtook a car last night doing 30 I overtook at 50, kinda of regretted it further along as there were slush mountains in the middle of the road. Made me skip a few heart beats 8-)

Was above freezing last night in our area anyway so no black ice just slush
banned#14
An old lady is driving down a road , a car passes her at speed , further down the road she finds this car has come off the road , she gets out of her car and approaches the shaken driver `if you were only going this far -why were you in such a hurry?` she asks : )
#15
Impossible for any of the pocket police here to tell, you knew the road conditions and if it's safe to overtake then it's safe.

But you could have been hit with a dangerous driving charge had it caused an accident. But then that could be true no matter what the conditions.
#16
Inactive
You 100% knew the road was clear and safe?


Ever heard of black ice?


If you need to ask, you really shouldn't be driving.

+1 you took the words right out of my mouth!
and why ask now when you have already done it? pointless thread totally! :thinking:
#17
Paddy_o_furniture
I get sick of plebs driving on gritted a roads driving at 15mph and what not. I overtook one of these the other day, he flashed his lights and everthing at me ( was a f'ing dual carriageway). I know you have to be careful in these condtions but some people take the biscuit.


I agree. There worst ones are the people doing 50 and under on motorways.
#18
I had an accident yesterday, head on into a van due to ice.

Going down an hill, Van coming up the hill, Their was a bend, I gently applied breaks and turned gently but my car carried on going straight on. It was unavoidable, I wasn't going fast and had stopped but car carried on sliding straight into the van.

I wasn't going fast and it was only the momentum of the car sliding that caused the damage at impact.

The damage it has cause at such a low speed is quite shocking to me, I need a new bonnet, Wing, Headlight, Indicators, Bumper etc, He needs a new light, Probably a new bumper and a new wheel and/or tyre.

Can't imagine how much damage might of been caused if we were travelling at normal speeds, Even 10mph is probably enough to do serious damage to car and even cause injury.

I wouldn't of been out but had to take a relative to hospital, he's offered to have my car repaired, However I'm just pleased that me and the other driver escaped uninjured.

I'd say drive to the conditions, Be careful.
#19
Can't see what the problem is to be honest as long as the road conditions were safe then fine
#20
In the current weather conditions I deliberatley drive sensibly ( not overly slow) even though I could go faster , it is an unwritten law that if someone is not able to drive very well in these conditions then you should show patience and not overtake just because you can.
It's very rude and a lot of ppl CAN drive faster but choose not to.

Also big vehicles like vans have to be given extra care as their breaking/handling will be worse than a car , but that should be common knowledge.

Simply that you are asking on here probably suggests you are a sensible driver.
#21
OP, is it safe to overtake in any road conditions?

Your call being the driver, simples :thumbsup:
#22
why ask if u have already done it!??? i dont get it!
#23
Paddy_o_furniture
I get sick of plebs driving on gritted a roads driving at 15mph and what not. I overtook one of these the other day, he flashed his lights and everthing at me ( was a f'ing dual carriageway). I know you have to be careful in these condtions but some people take the biscuit.



i would rather be safe than sorry, i actually know of someone who was killed crossing a road due to a driver who applied the brakes and couldn't stop.

Impatience on roads in bad weather is the worst crime of all
#24
In before BG1 overtaking is allowed in 66k BMW's only
#25
omg OP you were obeying the speed limit and you overtook someone


NEVAAAAA

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