A PROFESSIONAL driving instructor has revealed a commonly overlooked road rule that learners can use to save time getting to their destination.

The teacher, Ritchy Rousseau, a road coach at Revolution Driving School in New York, told The U.S. Sun that students don’t remember to pass on the right when the car in front of you makes a left turn.

Revolution Driving School instructor Ritchy Rousseau during his ride along with The U.S. Sun in New York City

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Revolution Driving School instructor Ritchy Rousseau during his ride along with The U.S. Sun in New York CityCredit: The US Sun

“A road rule that new drivers commonly forget is that you can pass on the right when the vehicle ahead of you makes a left turn,” he said.

Police often encourage these maneuvers since they encourage traffic flow.

But watching what the car in front of you is doing while you pass is vital.

Some drivers may signal and begin turning left before suddenly changing their minds and going straight.

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Drivers just realizing they’ve been centering themselves in their lane wrong

If you’re passing a car turning left using a lane to your right, check your side mirrors for any trailing traffic.

You can judge your distance from other drivers more accurately using your side mirrors with the green/red trick.

First, adjust your left-side view mirror to where the driver’s door handle is in your reflection’s bottom-right portion.

You’ll repeat the same step on the other side, except the front passenger’s door handle will align with the mirror’s bottom-left corner.

Next, mentally divide your rearview mirror into two halves split by a vertical line.

A correctly adjusted side view mirror’s left half is your danger zone, while the right side’s your safe area.

Cars appearing within your side view mirror’s danger zone are too close for you to perform maneuvers like lane changes.

This isn’t the only time that Revolution Driving School has given The U.S. Sun insider tips for students.

Another teacher from the school, Kim Rosario, said that driving with two feet is the most common mistake that learners make.

Kim said: “The minute I tell them that [they can’t drive with two legs], at first, they’re a little confused about it.

“They’re kind of like: ‘How does this work?’ And I’m like: ‘You just pivot.’

And the minute we’re like five minutes into driving, they pick it up right away.”

Drivers can legally pass if the car ahead of them is turning right

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Drivers can legally pass if the car ahead of them is turning rightCredit: Getty



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