Middle of The Road Won’t Do
Middle lane hogging results in traffic congestion and is infuriating for other road users. Many drivers are unaware that they are doing it and don’t realise it’s a punishable offence.
A new clampdown initiative by the police means that drivers seen to be hogging the middle lane could be prosecuted under the category of ‘careless driving’, resulting in a £100 fine and 3 penalty points at the least.
‘Coasting’ in the middle lane not only causes congestion, it can result in other drivers making dangerous manoeuvres. With the amount of motorway driving increasing all the time, we at Business Driver believe this is an instance where safety and etiquette go hand in hand.