Myth Buster – Doing 80 on the highway

Myth-Busters-Photo-300x300“There is no offence for travelling at 80 km/h in a 100 km/h zone with a string of cars lined up behind you”


You can be charged with failing to show due care and consideration.

If you are travelling at 80 km/h in a 100 km/h zone you must pull over (when it is safe to do so) and allow cars to pass.

So when should you pull over?

Generally common sense prevails … if you see four or five cars behind you that is the time to consider pulling over to allow cars to pass safely.

When you think about it if everyone travelled at exactly 100 km/h there would be no need for overtaking at all.

Thanks to our readers for this suggestion. Keep following our series as we attempt to bust more myths in the weeks to come.

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