New Fines For Poor Motorway Lane Discipline
Drivers who are caught selfishly staying in the middle lane on the motorway could soon be facing a fine.
The government are introducing new rules, where police will be able to force a £100 fine to middle lane road hoggers - along with a three point penalty on their driving licence.
Also being targeted by this new updated legislation are those drivers who participate in tailgating - the very dangerous practice of driving too near to the car in front.
These set of rules are included under the new legislation which has been designed to prevent anti-social driving.
The fine for driving without the correct insurance is looking to be doubled from £100 to £200.And if you use a handheld mobile phone while driving the fine is also expected to rise from £60 to £100.
Neil Greig, director of policy with The Institute of Advanced Motorists - commented that was “a major change in traffic law enforcement” although he did also add: “Without traffic cops out on the road to enforce this new approach it will have little impact on road safety.”
Drivers hogging the middle lane driving and who have poor lane discipline add to the congestion, traffic flow problems and unpredictable journey times, identified by the Department of Transport as detrimental to both the economy and the environment.
The Highway Code States:
"You should always drive in the left-hand lane when the road ahead is clear. 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."
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19 June 2013
Written by Paul