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Driving Laws ?

Not directly cycling related but I know we have a number of knowledgable folk her so I have a question.

I regularly drive on a long straight stretch of road on which has a few dips in it. When you are in the dips your visibility is restricted and there are rightly solid white centre lines (solid on my side, dashed on the opposite side) so obviously I cannot cross over this line to execute an overtake.

However when I first coe onto the straight section I have a fair bit of elevation and as a result can see nearly 1 mile of clear road ahead, there are no solid lines at this point. If I pull out and overtake the overtake may not be completed until you are in the dip, however I have had the visibility to know it is clear.

My question is a more pedantic one than anything else (the opinions of others on the safety is not relavent, I won't take risks with anyones life), is it legal to be on the other side of the solid white line to overtake as long as the manouvre was started before the solid line started.

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