Car For Sale in General Chat Posted March 7, 2012 driving past a line of 4 or 6 cars is not safe, cannot be. You cannot tell what may happen on the nearside, even if you can see ahead. Of course the cars should be far enough apart to allow overtaking one at a time and that is what you should do. It worries me that you hold this belief and (presumably) have an opinion in court. There are numerous places on the island where you can pass 6 cars safely, especially if they are travelling slowly and you have a car with some decent punt. I can see both sides of the coin, I have overtook 2-3 cars before now (whist overtaking a slow driver on a straight stretch I might add) and a car infront of me didn't check his mirrors and just pulled out, no indication or anything, its one of the situations whether you either try and accelerate out or brake hard and pull back in. If this happened whilst overtaking 6 cars (even if I calculated the distance accurately ) it could possibly leave me with nowhere to go, there isn't enough room for error over here, once you start overtaking 9 times out of 10 your committed and that's it. Its not a question of ability (car or driver) but that of other road users. Indeed, but you could hit that same problem any time, regardless of what you're doing yourself. All you need is some idiot misjudging their corner and ending up on the wrong side of the road and it's curtains for you. Unfortunately it's a risk we have to decide to take if we're going to not have to walk to work! Everything in life is a calculated risk. If I was travelling down that long straight on the S100 (I'm terrible with names) and there was ~5 cars in front doing 40mph, as long as I could see the lead vehicle so that I could have a fair idea of why they're driving slowly, I'd overtake them. The risk is low enough that I'd consider it not worth worrying about.