Man overtaking huge queue while obeying highway code is leaving people annoyed
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There's nothing worse than feeling like you've been done over by another driver.
You're tootling along a busy road, obeying the rules and queuing patiently as you spot a lane closure up ahead. And then you see this guy whizzing past you:
Dashcam footage shared on social media shows the moment one driver took matters into his own hands and bypassed dozens of other vehicles on the A12.
The same, however, cannot be said for the other two lanes, which are packed with other cars.
As the clip goes on, the taxi passes countless other vehicles, which are edging along as he flies by.
Then, in the distance, traffic cones start to appear, signalling that the lane is about to close.
But before reaching them, the cab pulls into the middle lane, overtaking one final vehicle.
Sharing the vid, @dills_taxi wrote: "Merging done right."
However, the manoeuvre didn't go down well with some who felt that he was 'cutting in'.
One user said: "It’s people like you that cause accidents."
"There's always one," put another.
While someone else added: "Never overtake a line of traffic at speed."
Hitting back at the haters, though, @dills_taxi said: "The other car is like, what? Are we allowed to do that? Yes.
"That's my thing. This is why I get to do it. Yes, they say it's cutting in."
And he wasn't alone, with others backing his corner.
"I think people are scared that no one would let them in if they do that..... But it's so fun!" wrote one.
With another praising the driver: "Good on you, using the lanes and merging when it's safe."
And according to the Highway Code, there's absolutely nothing wrong with it, no matter how much it might bother people.
While drivers should always make note of road signs and follow them, they have to do so safely.
"In congested road conditions do not change lanes unnecessarily," states rule 134.
"Merging in turn is recommended but only if safe and appropriate when vehicles are travelling at a very low speed, e.g. when approaching road works or a road traffic incident. It is not recommended at high speed."
Maybe a lesson in there to be a bit more savvy when out on the roads.