Tue Feb 12, 2019 1:10 pm
The picture clearly shows a deserted road, other than the two protagonists. Assuming the L.H lane was not heavily- rutted by HGV's , there was no reason to stay in the middle- lane.
Where the road is busy, I avoid dodging into the Left- hand lane for 45 seconds, only to be boxed-in by a plodder in the middle- lane who takes a couple of miles to pass the juggernaut I am now trapped behind at 55 mph.
Unfortunately the driving- test is predicated on ticking boxes to keep the maximum revenue pouring into the Government coffers.........road tax, fuel duty,driving- licence,VAT, MOT annual, Insurance- tax....... 10% of the working population employed in the motor-trade, directly and indirectly.......cut off the revenue- stream of VAT, Income- tax and NICS...and substitute dole and benefits.....Like the Chancellor taxing booze and fags, they look for the maximum revenue without killing the golden goose.
Oh, nearly forgot...licensing all but the totally illiterate and the terminally stupid also keeps the speeding-cameras rolling, the Traffic -plod employed, the safety-propagandists in a job, the traffic- wardens, Courts and solicitors----the list goes on (some may be included in the 10% figure.)