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Police Give Taxi Fixed Penalty For Driving In Middle Lane On Motorway

Police Give Taxi Fixed Penalty For Driving In Middle Lane On Motorway

For many they are the worst kind of human being, up there with people who dress their pets up in Christmas outfits and tyrannical despots, drivers who hog the middle lane of the motorway for their entire journey and insist on going at 40mph. They are truly awful people.

But today marks a victory for as the police finally caught and fined one of these 'people' for their dreadful actions.

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Thames Valley Police posted a video on their Twitter account showing dashcam footage from a police car, tailing the suspect who was driving along the M4, forcing road users to slow down and change lane.

In the post TVP Road Policing wrote: #Taxi stopped on the #M4 J8/9-7(East) for #CarelessDriving. Behind vehicle for over a mile where it remained in lane 2 the entire time, despite lane 1 being clear. Driver issued with a fixed penalty notice. Their reason was... "I was doing 65mph, I thought it was ok!" #P5562"

And unsurprisingly the video was met with celebration as drivers who have fallen victim to this kind of fuckwittery came out to congratulate the police on a job well done.

Sharing their own experience, one driver said: "Brilliant. Wish there was more cops to do this. I drive on the M4 really early in the morning and I see some real random driving. A guy joined westbound at j14 in front of me. Nothing in front of him as far as the eye could see and he moved straight into the middle lane !!!! Weird."

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Another wrote: "So many people hog the middle lane because they think it's okay for others to use the third/fourth lane. Silly and dangerous. More people should be stopped for doing this."

Drivers said people who drive slowly should have to complete an awareness course. Credit: PA
Drivers said people who drive slowly should have to complete an awareness course. Credit: PA

Others said people who are caught driving below the limit should be made to complete a special course to show them how to drive on the motorway properly.

"Excellent, drivers like this create mass congestion without even realising, maybe a driver awareness/ Highway Code course like the speed awareness one in lieu of the points would educate", said one irate driver.

Another added: "I actually think that all new drivers should HAVE to learn how to drive on the motorway before being handed a licence to drive a tonne of metal at high speeds."

Police responded to comments asking drivers who spot people going well below the speed limit to contact them and report it.

Featured Image Credit: PA/Thames Valley Police/Twitter

Topics: uk news, News, Driving, Interesting

Dominic Smithers

Dominic graduated from the University of Leeds with a degree in French and History. Like you, Dom has often questioned how much use a second language has been. Well, after stints working at the Manchester Evening News, the Accrington Observer and the Macclesfield Express, along with never setting foot in France, he realised the answer is surprisingly little. But I guess, c'est la vie. Contact us at [email protected]

 

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