Motor Vehicles (Driving) Regulations 2017 Regulation 14 : Overtaking : (1) A motor vehicle shall not overtake any other road user unless it is safe and not in violation of the provisions of the Act or the rules made thereunder or any other law for the time being in force. (2) A vehicle shall be overtaken only from the right side: Provided that a vehicle may be overtaken from the left, if- (a) the vehicle which is to overtake and the vehicle which is to be overtaken are both driving on a multi-lane road and the vehicle ahead can be safely overtaken in a marked lane to the left of the vehicle being overtaken; (b) the vehicle to be overtaken is either turning right or making a 'U' turn from the centre of the road and is giving a signal to turn and it would be safe to overtake it from the left; or (c) the vehicle to be overtaken is stationary and it is safe to pass it from the left. (3) No vehicle shall be overtaken if such overtaking is likely to impede the oncoming traffic. (4) While overtaking, the vehicle shall be driven at a speed higher than that of the vehicle to be overtaken, but the speed shall not exceed maximum speed limit specified by or under the Act or the rules made thereunder. (5) No vehicle shall overtake- (a) if the traffic situation is not clear; (b) if prohibited by any mandatory traffic signs; (c) by crossing the continuous single or double solid longitudinal lane marking dividing the road; (d) on a bend or corner or at any obstruction of any kind resulting in the road ahead not being clearly visible; (e) at junctions, intersections and pedestrian crossings; (f) at a transit location where the road narrows or where lanes on the carriage way are reduced in width; (g) on a narrow culvert; or (h) on a road where 'School Zone' or 'Hospital Zone' or 'Construction Zone' is indicated by road signs. (6) The driver shall use the direction indicators to show his intention to overtake and, after manoeuvring the overtaking, return to the left side of the road as quickly as possible. (7) No driver shall give a right turn indicator to signal permission to the following vehicle to overtake him. (8) Outside built up areas, the driver shall signal his intention to overtake the vehicle ahead of him by blowing the horn for a very short duration or by headlight flasher signal and may overtake the vehicle after getting a signal for overtaking from the driver in front or if the way ahead is clear. (9) If a vehicle is overtaking another vehicle, the driver of the vehicle being overtaken shall not increase its speed or impede the overtaking vehicle's safe return to the left lane.
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