Common Traffic Offences
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c. Unsafe overtaking

Overtaking is generally allowed on a normal two lane road separated by a centre line, i.e. the single broken line in the middle of the road with short markings and long gaps.  However, since there is always the possibility of vehicles coming towards you on the other lane, a driver must adopt extreme care while overtaking.  The Road Users’ Code expressly stipulates: “Do not overtake unless you are sure you can do so without danger to others as well as yourself.”  Drivers causing an accident during overtaking should be prepared to accept liability for careless driving (if not dangerous driving).

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