TOPNews – JAKARTA. Traveling through provincial roads or toll roads will certainly encounter large and long vehicles. For example, a tronton truck or bus. In driving, dealing with vehicles that have large dimensions, it is advisable to be careful and vigilant.
Because vehicles with a larger size, of course, have a large blind spot too. So how do you safely overtake large vehicles?
Training Director of The Real Driving Center (RDC) Marcell Kurniawan said, there are several things that need to be confirmed when overtaking vehicles, especially those with larger dimensions.
“We need to make sure four things, make sure it’s necessary, make sure it’s okay, make sure it’s safe, and make sure it’s capable,” said Marcell to Kompas.com, Monday (3/5/2021).
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The first step that must be considered when overtaking is to make sure it is necessary. Determine in advance before overtaking, whether it is necessary to overtake or not. If it is not necessary, it is better not to overtake the vehicle in front.
Second, make sure it is permissible, in this case it is necessary to make sure that there are no signs prohibiting preceding it. Also pay attention to the road markings whether the line is dotted or the line connects, which means that you cannot pass the road markings.
Third, make sure it is safe when going over the top. By making sure behind us there are no other vehicles that also want to overtake. Also make sure the driver of the vehicle we are going to go through understands our intention to go ahead.
Don’t forget to make sure the vehicle from the opposite direction is still far enough away to allow it to return to our lane, especially when overtaking a large vehicle.
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Also make sure there is space or space in front of the vehicle and do not overtake more than one vehicle.
Finally, make sure you can. Make sure the vehicle used is able to overtake, it is safer not to use the highest gear when going overtake for a manual transmission vehicle.
As for the automatic vehicle, the driver must be prepared to kick down if needed to be safe when overtaking.
This article was published on Kompas.com with the title “Here’s How To Be Safe When Overtaking Large Vehicles”.
Author: Arif Nugrahadi
Editor: Aditya Maulana