Overtaking a slower vehicle is a common manoeuvre on the road but one that requires careful consideration and precise execution. Utilizing the MSPSL (Mirror, Signal, Position, Speed, Look) routine, we will delve into the intricacies of performing a safe, necessary, and legal overtake.
While you take lessons with your Bookinstructor.co.uk ADI, you will learn to perform the following manoeuvre as you gain confidence and are approaching the standard to sit your practical driving test. Let’s take a look below of what you need to do to perform this manoeuvre safely.
Returning to Lane
Avoid Cutting In Too Soon
Overtaking, when done correctly, can be a smooth and safe manoeuvre. It’s crucial, however, to adhere to the MSPSL routine and remain mindful of your surroundings, road conditions, and the behaviour of other road users. Remember, overtaking should not be a rushed or impulsive decision; it requires careful judgment and precision. By following these guidelines, you can ensure that your overtaking manoeuvres are not only successful but also conform to the highest standards of road safety. Thank you for reading this and best of luck whilst you attempt a safe overtake with your Bookinstructor.co.uk driving instructor.