Originally Posted by catweasel67
I'd never pass that many vehicles at once - mainly because if I'm looking to over-take them, so is someone else and cagers never expect to be over-taken when they're about to over-take. I'd take them one or two at a time.
That is normally the best and safest approach. In this case, none of the cars left any room to get back in at any point along the line. It was an all or nothing decision. The shoulder was wide enough so that if one of the cars decided to pass without warning or looking I could move onto the shoulder to avoid them. Each situation is different and every decision has its own associated risks.