Is it illegal to overtake on the left in NSW?

The only time you can overtake on the left is when the vehicle you’re overtaking is: waiting to turn right or make a U-turn from the centre of the road. stopped. travelling on a multi-lane road.

What does keep left unless overtaking mean?

While most drivers obey the rule, some believe it doesn’t apply unless there is a “keep left unless overtaking” sign visible. To clarify, according to road legislation, you are legally required to stay in the left lane regardless of whether there is signage indicating so.

Do you have to indicate left after overtaking?

It is not mandatory however to signal to the left once you have passed the vehicle to acknowledge your intention of moving back onto your side of the road – although you may do so regardless. For further information on the correct procedure for overtaking, see: Overtaking.

Why should you not overtake from the left side?

Trucks especially have huge blind spot areas and the area of non visibility for a truck driver is greater on his left. Also, it is always better to take the right lane for overtaking. Indian cars are configured in right hand drive setup and so visibility is greater on the right side than on left.

Is it illegal to drive with thongs in NSW?

No, it’s not illegal to drive in thongs in NSW. However, you must be in proper control of your vehicle, which is why driving barefoot might be a better option. You could be fined if using inappropriate footwear leads to an accident.

What to do when you’re about to reverse?

Avoid unnecessary reversing but if you do need to reverse, you must:

  1. activate hazard warning lights before starting to reverse.
  2. plan ahead to use the shortest possible reversing distance.
  3. use a helper whenever possible that you can see and who has a clear view of where your vehicle is going.

Where can I not overtake?

Do not overtake when you cannot see the road ahead, at a corner or a cross-road or around a bend. Beware of “Go Ahead” signals given by persons other than the driver. Overtake only when there is no on-coming vehicle and when sufficient space lies ahead. Overtaking during night is more dangerous, take more care.

Do you have to indicate when pulling off?

Following the same rules as pulling away, if anyone at all will benefit you should signal, if no one will then you do not need to. When in doubt and if you are unsure about indicating it will not hurt to do so.

Why should you overtake on the left?

Overtaking on the nearside (left) is legally acceptable if you are driving on a multi-lane carriageway in congested conditions, and the lane to the left is moving at a faster speed than lanes to the right.

Can you overtake on the left in a one way street?

You can overtake another vehicle on the left when you’re driving on a one-way street. If you’re on a one-way street, you can overtake traffic travelling on either side. Follow the same rules as normal; check your mirrors and indicate before moving.

Can I get points for overtaking?

Dangerous overtaking could lead to penalty points and an unlimited fine, drivers are being reminded.

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