Sitting passively, waiting for the chance to come to you, is no good. Anticipate not only where opportunities may lie but also what dangers could be lurking – and keep a balanced view.
Move to the offside without accelerating, and, when you are happy, pass as quickly as possible. The move to the offside gives you a new viewpoint and should confirm your plan and give you a chance to abort if necessary.
You know you have the acceleration to nip out, pass and nip in again but oncoming traffic can get nervous. You can reassure them by indicating left to show you’re about to move back left out of their lane. And don’t forget mirrors. There’s lots to do and practise here but a glance behind could be the most important job of all.
- Decide how you can time your approach to best advantage
- Look for opportunities while simultaneously considering dangers
- Build in a confirmation phase before you commit
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