TandemJeremy - Member
Is undertaking justified then?
Would take too long to explain the rare circumstances when overtaking on the left is permitted, with care, but no, 'undertaking' is not.
'Undertaking' is a very apt name for it. People don't expect to be passed on the inside and, if they do pull across, the 'undertaker' is at fault.
Far better as I already said, to hang back for a few seconds, avoid the conflict and invariably it sorts itself out.
Back to renton and his rush to get to work, he may save a few minutes (does he run from the house to the car and from the car park to his place of work I wonder?) but is it really worth it? Better to leave on time to arrive on time than leave late and never get there.
Shaving just a few mph off your speed makes a huge difference in terms of safety and your ability to control things but little real difference to journey times.
An average 35 mile commute. How much time would you save doing it at an average 80mph as opposed to an average 65mph? (Clue 6 minutes)
Back to TJs associated 'why' thread. 3,000 are killed on the roads every year, 250,000 seriously injured ('serious' means life changing). Everyone knows someone (if not themselves) who's been affected by an event on the roads. Road deaths are the biggest killer of under 25 year old males. Almost all of those deaths and serious injuries are down to the human behind the wheel (they are not "accidents") they are caused by a deliberate act or by deliberately not paying sufficent attention and are entirely preventable.