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Overtaking

Overtaking

Very often the overtaking is difficult task for the drivers because it depends on different factors: traffic intensity, other driver's actions, driver's reflexes and speed. Learn more about the specifics when overtaking and how to be more prepared.

When overtaking in Bulgaria, it is mandatory to be on the left. Overtaking on the right is allowed only when the car in front will turn left.

Before you start overtaking you should mind the traffic intensity, road conditions and other drivers' actions (turning or stop signals), after that you should use turn signal by yourself. Moreover you have to be prepared for reaction if sudden driving changes from the other cars happen. We advice you to pay more attention in situation like this.

What is considered as overtaking and what is not?

Few cases exist when the driver consider his actions as overtaking, but they are not:

  • When the vehicle in front is not moving;
  • When the vehicles from one line are driving faster than the others next to them;
  • On a highway, when the vehicles driving in the speed line are passing by those in the normal line;
  • When a car is driving into the bus line faster than the one into the regular one;

Can you stay in the left lane if you make two overtakеs in a row?

When the road has 2 or more lines in one direction, you can turn and drive in the left line, and overtake 2 cars in a raw. It is not necessary to turn back into the right one unless there is a car driving faster behind you.