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Overtake on the right when inside a freeway exit separated by double solid white?

Sometimes one exits, and there is someone so slow in the right lane, and the double solid section of the exit lans is so long, that it feels natural that you should be able to overtake. It's an exit so in theory you are completely separated from them.

My guess though is that it is still not allowed? The reasoning I guess is that you should only consider the current status of the lines and not make any maneuver which depends on the status of the lines further up ahead. For all you know the double solid white will change to being dashed on the side of the person who you're overtaking, at which point it would again become dangerous for you to have begun to overtake on their right. No?
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Re: Overtake on the right when inside a freeway exit separated by double solid white?

If it's separated by a double solid white line you are allowed to overtake on the right.
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Re: Overtake on the right when inside a freeway exit separated by double solid white?

Even when it is one solid line you're allowed to overtake, see 'autobahnausfahrt' here

https://www.tcs.ch/de/testberichte-r...holvorgang.php
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Re: Overtake on the right when inside a freeway exit separated by double solid white?

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Even when it is one solid line you're allowed to overtake, see 'autobahnausfahrt' here

https://www.tcs.ch/de/testberichte-r...holvorgang.php
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Even when it is one solid line you're allowed to overtake, see 'autobahnausfahrt' here

https://www.tcs.ch/de/testberichte-r...holvorgang.php
And in French https://www.tcs.ch/fr/tests-conseils...-la-droite.php
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Re: Overtake on the right when inside a freeway exit separated by double solid white?

If you are driving on the highways in CH it is really important for you to read and understand the TCS explanations linked above (DE/FR) of what is allowed (especially the first example).

In my view the FR version explains the key point better than what I understand from the DE version as translated.

The FR version says : L'art de devancer par la droite... sans dépasser.

A rough translation is "the art of moving ahead on the right without overtaking".

The law allows moving ahead (several reasons / examples given on when and how). The CH law does not allow passing on the right !

Some key components are :

Lots of traffic in the other centre/left lane(s) that is slower than the legal speed limit often caused by people tapping the brakes or driving less than the speed limit. You are in the right hand lane and doing the speed limit (or ideally less).

You are in the right hand lane for an exit or pre-selection combined with a solid/dotted line.

Since intent is key, if you are stopped by the police the point you will need to prove is that you were moving ahead and not passing on the right. To do so, you should insure that you stay in the right hand lane for a while rather than moving back into the middle lane right after you go past a slower car on your left. I would suggest saying in the right lane for as long as you can (several km if possible). And only moving over to pass a very slow vehicle (truck or trailer) that is doing well less than the speed limit. Ideally you would pass the truck then move over to the right lane again.

The police will often use video of you to prove you were passing and not moving ahead of slower traffic. The same video they use to charge people with tailgating.
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Re: Overtake on the right when inside a freeway exit separated by double solid white?

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Sometimes one exits, and there is someone so slow in the right lane, and the double solid section of the exit lans is so long, that it feels natural that you should be able to overtake. It's an exit so in theory you are completely separated from them.

My guess though is that it is still not allowed? The reasoning I guess is that you should only consider the current status of the lines and not make any maneuver which depends on the status of the lines further up ahead. For all you know the double solid white will change to being dashed on the side of the person who you're overtaking, at which point it would again become dangerous for you to have begun to overtake on their right. No?
You pull into the exit lane, and find there's a car in that lane going really slowly. You'd like to overtake them on the right and pull in front of them, but there's a solid white line to your right. Can you legally perform this manoeuvre?

No. Be patient. With overtaking you'll still get to your destination no more than a few seconds earlier.
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Re: Overtake on the right when inside a freeway exit separated by double solid white?

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You pull into the exit lane, and find there's a car in that lane going really slowly. You'd like to overtake them on the right and pull in front of them, but there's a solid white line to your right. Can you legally perform this manoeuvre?

No. Be patient. With overtaking you'll still get to your destination no more than a few seconds earlier.
That wasn’t what he was asking about though.
 

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