I am very lucky that my father was there when I was young and living in Zambia and learning for my license. Roads were not crowded in the mid sixties.
He stressed that in order to overtake safely it is important to stay well back for 3 reasons.
- In order to have a clear view of oncoming traffic or not.
- To have time to build up overtaking speed.
- Then one can pull out and indicate only when sure to be able to have safe amount of time and speed to overtake.