"Drivers Must Warn Those Who They Pass on Highways Before They Do So"

According to N.J.S.A 39:4-85 the driver of a vehicle overtaking another vehicle proceeding in the same direction shall pass at a safe distance to the left of the overtaken vehicle and shall not again drive to the right side of the roadway until safely clear of the overtaken vehicle.

In addition, the driver of the overtaking motor vehicle not within a business or residence district "shall give audible warning with his horn or other warning device" before passing or attempting to pass a vehicle proceeding in the same direction.

So the next time another driver on a highway yells, curses or swears at you while passing you on the left side of your car, he or she are simply following the law.

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