What does lane hogging mean?
1. the activity of staying in the middle lane of a motorway after using it to overtake another vehicle.
How do you deal with lane hoggers?
If you encounter a middle lane hogger, resist the urge to flash or beep them, then carefully overtake them on the right-hand side.
Why do people lane hog?
There’s no clear reason why people hog the middle lane. It could be because practical motorway training isn’t part of the UK driving test – meaning drivers haven’t been taught how to drive on the motorway, apart from what they’ve learnt as part of the theory test.
What is lane hogging on the motorway?
Middle lane hogging happens when a driver ignores part 264 of the Highway Code (read above!) and stays in the middle lane on a motorway for longer than they need to, and not moving back over to the left when it is clear. This includes driving in the middle lane when there are no cars to overtake on the left.
Is lane Hog illegal?
Middle lane hogging is classed as a traffic offence under ‘careless driving’ legislation—it’s therefore illegal. Offenders risk the wrath of the law, as well as the annoyance of other motorists, when they fail to keep left.
Can I undertake a middle lane hogger?
Some drivers may find it tempting to undertake, especially if they’re faced with a middle-lane hogger, but be aware that it can be dangerous and you can be fined for doing so. Undertaking recklessly could see you receive a fixed penalty notice (FPN) for careless driving or driving without due care and attention.
Can I undertake a lane hogger?
Is it illegal to undertake a car?
Although not strictly illegal, undertaking is strongly discouraged by The Highway Code, stating “do not overtake on the left or move to a lane on your left to overtake.” However, there are exceptions that apply when a car undertakes in slow-moving traffic if its lane is moving faster than a lane on the right.
Is it illegal to undertake a middle lane hogger?
Can I stay in the fast lane on a motorway?
Keep to lane one unless there’s a build-up of slow-moving vehicles in that lane, when you can move over to one of the other lanes. However, you shouldn’t stay there longer than necessary, particularly if you’re holding up traffic.
Can you get a ticket for lane hogging?
Why is undertake illegal?
The reason undertaking is at best risky and often outright dangerous is that those adhering to the law should be planning to move to the left after passing slower vehicles. If you start to undertake, you will increase the likelihood of a collision as you both move into the same gap.
Can you undertake a right lane hogger?
Can you undertake a lane hogger?
Is it OK to undertake on a motorway?
It’s also acceptable to undertake on motorways where average speed limits are in operation. Along these stretches of motorways, overhead gantries will often advise vehicles to ‘stay in lane’. Therefore, it may be safer to pass a car travelling below the average speed limit on your right if your lane is moving faster.
Can you do 80 on a motorway?
Since 1965, the speed limit on motorways has been capped at 70mph. However, many drivers default to speeds closer to 80mph, lulled into a false sense of security by the fact that relatively few drivers caught driving between 70-80mph are prosecuted.
Can you go over 70 on the motorway?
The 70mph speed limit on motorways was introduced in 1965 because of the high number of collisions caused by drivers going as fast as they liked. The 70mph limit is the front line of motorway safety, the importance of which is underlined by heavier penalties for speeding than on other roads.
Can you lane hog on a dual carriageway?
Outside lane hogging – It’s arguably worse to hog the outside lane on a motorway or dual carriageway than the middle one, as other drivers can only get round you by overtaking on the inside, which is itself illegal and very dangerous.