That's it! You used pass it in the above sentence. This was exactly my question. Is pass and go round interchangeable in this case? I know you pass/overtake moving vehicles, but what do you do with non-moving ones? First you stop and let the cars coming towards you in the free lane leave and then you go round the car parking in your lane?to pass it by driving along the pavement for a bit.
As you have already deduced we pass stationary vehicles. We can only divert something (traffic, water, air, a crowd...) which is moving/flowing and then it is not we (people driving/moving with the flow) who divert them but other people, usually police officers or road workers, who divert us.What do you do with non-moving objects blocking your way on the road?
Yes, I'd wait patiently rolleyes and then go round it
EDIT: I might talk about passing an obstacle but not about passing a car (in these particular circumstances.)
I think the reason I'm being confusing (apart from my usual habit of being confusing) is that in the above I was thinking about 'an obstacle' rather than 'a car that's parked in my path'.It depends how wide the road is ... or whether it's possible to pass it by driving along the pavement for a bit.