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Police Force Stops Two 'Middle Lane Hoggers' And Warns Other Motorists

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Police Force Stops Two 'Middle Lane Hoggers' And Warns Other Motorists

A police force has pulled over two 'middle lane hoggers' and sent a clear warning to other motorists.

Greater Manchester Police officers stopped two drivers yesterday (Sunday 18 July) for hanging about in the middle lane of the motorway.

The first ignored police warnings for two junctions before eventually telling officers: "I always drive in the middle lane and fast lane, what's the problem?"

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The driver was also found to be incorrectly wearing a seatbelt.

Later on, a Toyota Yaris was spotted sitting in the centre of the M60, and again, they disregarded clear signage.

The driver was subsequently found to be uninsured and the car was seized.

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Once again, the driver protested that they 'always drive in the middle lane'.

The force outlined that you shouldn't always drive in the middle lane, as 'lane hogging causes frustration to other road users and prevents traffic from flowing'.


Outlining how you should drive on a motor way, police said: "You should always drive in the left-hand lane when the road ahead is clear.

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"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."

Middle lane hogging is illegal and is classed as 'careless driving', along with things like tailgating or being distracted by eating or drinking.

Police can issue a £100 fine and three penalty points for the offence.

Featured Image Credit: GMP Traffic

Topics: Police, UK News, Driving, Roads

Jake Massey
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