Ref this video: I had thought that overtaking a parked car left you in very dodgy ground if you were to have a collision, based on what my mate told me about a court case he'd been in. Essentially he'd been riding his motorbike like a silly blighter, and had hit a car that was overtaking parked vehicles. The car driver ended up having to pay for his own mirror simply because he should have waited for the oncoming traffic. It's only hearsay, mind. JonathanE seems to think differently. Which is correct? Obv. I'm talking about the legal situation here, there's no point in talking about defensive riding and staying alive as that's taken for granted.