Quiz: Passing on the shoulder
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Passing Other Cars on the Shoulder
There are many safe and legal moves that you can do when driving on the road. These include: overtaking, changing lanes, and passing another vehicle. To execute them safely, you must have enough space and time to complete these maneuvers.
You are allowed to use the right shoulder only when passing a car that is turning left. And, you can only do this on a shoulder that is paved. Do not pass on the left shoulder regardless of whether it is paved or not.
There may be other times that it may not be safe to pass. If your view is blocked by either a steep hill or sharp curve, you should avoid passing. These areas would normally be marked by the solid yellow lane markings indicating visibility is not ideal. You should also avoid attempting to pass at intersections and railway crossings. Visibility is also reduced at these locations and can be very risky. It’s just a matter of waiting until you’ve passed these areas where you have a better view ahead to know if it is safe to overtake. And just because the lane markings indicate that you are allowed to pass, you should always remember that the lanes markings mean you are allowed to pass if it is safe to do so.