Overtaking drivers taking risks

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I am amazed at the risk taken by some very impatient drivers when overtaking.

A few days ago I was following a tractor up Helredale Road in Whitby, when a car overtook us both at high speed, passing a traffic island on the wrong side.

If you come up behind a vehicle travelling more slowly, why not just hang back instead of automatically trying to get past at the first opportunity?

It will cost you a few seconds, but it may save lives – including your own.