Unit 1 Lesson 4 of Joshua’s Law is about passing. It covers the following topics:
- When it is safe to pass
- How to signal your intention to pass
- How to execute a safe pass
- The dangers of illegal passing
When it is safe to pass:
It is only safe to pass when you have a clear view of the road ahead and behind you, and there is enough space to safely complete the pass. You should not pass if there is oncoming traffic, pedestrians, or bicyclists in the way. You should also not pass if you are approaching a hill, curve, or intersection.
How to signal your intention to pass:
Before you pass, you must signal your intention to do so by turning on your left turn signal. You should signal for at least 100 feet before you begin the pass.
How to execute a safe pass:
To execute a safe pass, you should first accelerate so that you are going faster than the vehicle you are passing. Once you have accelerated, you should check your blind spot to make sure that no other vehicles are approaching from behind. Then, you should pull out into the passing lane and complete the pass. Once you have completed the pass, you should signal your intention to return to your original lane and merge back into traffic.
The dangers of illegal passing:
Illegal passing is one of the leading causes of accidents on the road. It is important to remember that passing only when it is safe to do so. Illegal passing can put you, your passengers, and other drivers at risk.
Here are some additional tips for safe passing:
- Make sure that you have enough speed to complete the pass before you begin.
- Check your blind spot before you pull out into the passing lane.
- Be aware of your surroundings and watch for oncoming traffic, pedestrians, and bicyclists.
- Do not pass if you are approaching a hill, curve, or intersection.
- Signal your intention to pass and merge back into traffic.
By following these tips, you can help to ensure that your next passing maneuver is safe and successful.