Username wrote:On the contrary, I have issues when people speed up while I am overtaking on my motorbike. Usually accelerating away onto a motorway, or from a dual carriageway roundabout, I start overtaking. As I reach cruising speed I find the car I have overtaken has speeded up before I complete the overtake. I then have to speed up even more, pull in and reduce speed to cruising pace. Motorists (and people in general) can be a nuisance.
If I understand this correctly, you are moving out to overtake, whilst they are also accelerating away from a roundabout? I would have thought that as the overtaker, the onus is on you to do it at a safe time and ensure you can complete the manoeuvre, if they are accelerating from a roundabout, or down a slip road, isn't it up to you to either speed up and out accelerate them, or to abort and brake to pull in behind them? I remember once whilst aborting an overtake, the car I was overtaking also braked, so we were side by side for a while until we'd both slowed down far more than necessary and I managed to slow down more to pull in behind them. It appears I disagree with -
Being overtaken. If a driver is trying to overtake you, maintain a steady course and speed, slowing down if necessary to let the vehicle pass. Never obstruct drivers who wish to pass. Speeding up or driving unpredictably while someone is overtaking you is dangerous. Drop back to maintain a two-second gap if someone overtakes and pulls into the gap in front of you.
Which contradicts itself, saying maintain a steady course and speed, and to slow down, which are different things. If you pull out to overtake a vehicle which itself is already accelerating, it seems unfair to force them to stop accelerating, especially if they are on a slip road heading towards a motorway.