Land Transport (Road User) Rule 2004


2.6 General requirements about passing other vehicles


A driver must not pass or attempt to pass another vehicle moving in the same direction unless—


the movement can be made with safety; and


the movement is made with due consideration for other users of the road; and


sufficient clear road is visible to the driver for the passing movement to be completed without impeding or being likely to impede any possible opposing traffic; and


until the passing movement is completed, the driver has a clear view of the road and any traffic on the road for at least 100 m in the direction in which the driver is travelling.


Subclause (1)(c) and (d) does not apply if the passing vehicle and the vehicle being passed are in different lanes and are, throughout the passing movement, either on a one-way road or on the same side of the centre line.


A driver must not, when passing another vehicle moving in the same direction, move into the line of passage of that vehicle until the manoeuvre can be made safely and without impeding the movement of that other vehicle.

Compare: SR 1976/227 r 8(3), (4)