What are the middle lane hoggers actually doing wrong?
In 2013 the Government issued new penalties for careless driving which included on-the-spot penalties for tailgating and poor lane discipline. It wasn’t until mid-2015 that the first motorist was convicted on the crackdown of middle-lane hogging.
A driver breaking this law is usually given an on-the-spot fine of £100 as well as three penalty points on their licence. The first driver to be convicted of the care of middle-lane hogging refused to pay the initial fine and after a Court hearing was made to pay fines of £920 and was given 5 points. He did not appear in Court and has since denied the allegation against him.
If anyone has any questions on this, please feel free to ask us and if you need any training in driving on numerous different road types including motorways, it may be worth considering to carry out a ‘Pass Plus’ course.
When on a motorway
Don’t let these laws make you forget about your stopping distance only return to the correct lane if it is safe to do so and won’t put any lives at risk. This law is important only if the far left lane is clear and people are using the middle lane instead.