Double yellow lines on the road are there for a reason, usually indicating a no passing zone – we say usually, because in some states, like Vermont, it is allowed to unless a signpost specifically prohibits drivers from doing so.
But besides the law, it all comes down to common sense; you just don’t pass a convoy of cars on a narrow road just ahead of a sharp corner, which is precisely what this 2014 Camaro driver did on Malibu Canyon Rd.
“Went out this Saturday to hit up my favorite canyon road with some friends, but it ended up being closed once we got there. Hesitantly, we decided to give a Malibu canyon road (Decker Canyon, aka Route 23) a try on the way back, so the whole day wasn’t a complete waste.
I was quickly reminded why I don’t like driving on Malibu canyon roads, and why I head out much further away from Los Angeles for some frisky driving.
A group of three cars came barreling up behind us; a black Camaro, a red Mazdaspeed 3, and a black M3, unable to wait a second for a turnout.
Completely ruined the fun mood of the trip, and my friends and I turned around almost immediately so we wouldn’t be associated with that group. Wouldn’t want a CHP call to go out including us with that group.
Too many [email protected] drivers. Too much traffic. Too many police patrols. Less than stellar roads (not all of them).”
If you heard a sound of body contact between the Camaro and the Volvo, you’re not alone as we heard it and so did the OP, who when asked about it, wrote: “Indeed he did. I heard it. I tried to find the Volvo on the way back to perhaps provide this video for insurance purposes.”
By John Halas