Passing


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Passing

 

the maneuver in which a vehicle moves out of its lane of travel and overtakes one or more moving vehicles. According to statistics, violations of passing regulations cause approximately 5–6 percent of the traffic accidents in the USSR. Passing on a two-lane road with two-way traffic involves moving out into the lane for oncoming traffic and returning to the original lane. On one-way streets and roads passing is accomplished by moving onto a roadway designed specifically for traffic moving in only one direction and does not always involve a return to the original lane. As a general rule, one vehicle can pass another only on the left. If a vehicle is turning left, however, it can be overtaken only on the right. The Traffic Regulations include a list of the conditions under which passing is forbidden.

M. B. AFANAS’EV

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Those stern, immitigable features seemed to symbolize an evil influence, and so darkly to mingle the shadow of their presence with the sunshine of the passing hour, that no good thoughts or purposes could ever spring up and blossom there.
What troops are these that seem to be passing through the wood?
These innumerable multitudes of ruminating beasts often form an insurmountable obstacle to the passage of the trains; thousands of them have been seen passing over the track for hours together, in compact ranks.
It is not at all amusing here; there is not a single woman passing.
Passengers who may wish to extend the time at Paris can do so, and, passing down through Switzerland, rejoin the steamer at Genoa.
You see, then, my friends, that the country over which we are now passing has witnessed some noble instances of self-sacrifice which, unfortunately, have only too often had death for their reward.
The maid with the decanter in her haste had not closed the door (everything in the house was done in haste at that time), and Pierre and Anna Mikhaylovna in passing instinctively glanced into the room, where Prince Vasili and the eldest princess were sitting close together talking.
The air-patrol boat sheered off, passing again upon its way.
When, however, he saw that Rosalie had taken leave of her friends and I was about to join her, he would have left me and passed on at a quicker pace; but, as he civilly lifted his hat in passing her, to my surprise, instead of returning the salute with a stiff, ungracious bow, she accosted him with one of her sweetest smiles, and, walking by his side, began to talk to him with all imaginable cheerfulness and affability; and so we proceeded all three together.
We managed to keep the heads erect by passing our swords up through the necks, and by the same means were enabled to move them about in a life-like manner.
The girl watched him, and she saw that he gave the towers as wide a berth as possible and that he never took his eyes from one of them while he was passing it.
He passed a great brewery transformed into a canteen, from which a line of waggons, going and returning, were passing all the time backwards and forwards into the valley.