One motorist has been slammed online for committing a little-known motorway driving offence.
A video of the driver has appeared online and been outed for middle lane hogging on the M6 Toll.
The motorist in an MPV is staying put in the middle land despite being on an empty motorway and a completely free left lane.
Rule 164 of the Highway Code stated that “You should always drive in the left-hand lane when the road ahead is clear.
“If you are overtaking a number of slower moving vehicles, you should return to the left-hand lane as soon as you are safely past.”
In the video, the car is even flashed and then overtaken by a Mercedes Benz car.
Bizarrely this spurred the middle lane hogger on to move into the right-hand lane for no apparent reason.
Central Motorway Police Group blasted the driver’s actions and described middle land hogging as one of UK motorway users’ biggest pet peeves.
“The driver had been driving for just over a year and had even had extra tuition on motorway driving,” it wrote.
“It’s clear he didn’t pay attention.
“The motorist was reported for driving without due care and attention.
“He said he panicked, more likely it was to show the Mercedes driver, who flashed him and clearly tried to give lane advice after overtaking him, that he had no intention of using lane one.”
The motorists committing the offence could still land a fine and penalty points but could also be invited to complete a speed awareness course.
Motoring law dictates that drivers can be fined £100 and land three points for the offence.
Daily Express :: Cars Feed