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Who has right of way on a hill?

Oct 22, 2018

Who has right of way on a hill?

Always give way to the drivers coming uphill whenever it’s possible. If needs be you should reverse until you reach a location where both vehicles have enough room to pass. It is also recommended by the highway code to slow down on a hill when passing pedestrians, cyclists or horse riders.

The vehicle going uphill has the priority and the vehicle going downhill has greater control, reverse when it’s safe to do so.

Who has right away on a hill according to The Highway code:

“if you see a vehicle coming towards you, or the driver behind wants to overtake, pull into a passing place on your left, or wait opposite a passing place on your right. Give way to road users coming uphill whenever you can. If necessary, reverse until you reach a passing place to let the other vehicle pass.”

It can be confusing when it comes to who has right of way on a hill, however, hopefully, this clears this question up. Again always give way to the person coming up the hill and drive safely.

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