Passing by using the oncoming lane of travel can be dangerous under the best of circumstances. Even when drivers believe that passing is safe, that may not actually be the case. A recent motor vehicle accident on Arkansas State Highway 1 began when a driver attempted to pass a vehicle in front of it.
The vehicle was heading northbound on the highway, occupied by two people. When the driver first pulled out of the northbound lane into the southbound lane, he did not see a truck that was coming right at his vehicle. The driver began to pass and, in the last moment, swerved back into his lane to avoid the big rig.