rikur_ wrote:...I'd speculate that the middle lane hog is usually a symptom of either incompetence, dreariness or oblivion to the traffic around them - none of them good.
The one I've really noticed this winter is people driving on the motorway with full beam lights on (and yes, I can tell the difference between bright LED lights and someone driving with full beams on).
Jim Jones wrote:Given that the majority of UK motorways south of Carlisle are mostly 3 full lanes travelling at 60 to 69 mph, there is a case for moving to the US practice of overtaking in any lane rather than having to move across from lane 1 to lane 3 (or 4) in two steps, separated by 3 miles of running.
JoeC wrote:No need to change the law. Perfectly legal to pass in lane one if your lane is freely moving and the others congested.
cockney steve wrote: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.
PaulB wrote:JoeC wrote:No need to change the law. Perfectly legal to pass in lane one if your lane is freely moving and the others congested.
So in the example at the head of this thread, would it be ok to pass on the left?
Do not overtake on the left or move to a lane on your left to overtake. In congested conditions, where adjacent lanes of traffic are moving at similar speeds, traffic in left-hand lanes may sometimes be moving faster than traffic to the right. In these conditions you may keep up with the traffic in your lane even if this means passing traffic in the lane to your right. Do not weave in and out of lanes to overtake
malcolmfrost wrote:The concrete section between the A3 and Leatherhead isn’t good in the left hand lane.
stevelup wrote:I can tell you what I do, and it's not making a total of four unnecessary lane changes just because someone else is too retarded to be in the correct lane...