News broke yesterday that a man had been fined £940 for driving his van in the middle lane of the M62 motorway when the inside lane was free.
We asked Twitter users for their opinion and even went on BBC Radio 5 Live to talk about the issue…
…and the response was staggering. Everyone agreed with the penalty and thought lane hoggers are a big problem on UK roads.
@MR_AndrewBrady It isn’t just lane-hogging. It’s selfish, thoughtless, switched-off driving – and there isn’t a high enough police presence.
— Euan Doig (@euandoig) June 22, 2015
@MR_AndrewBrady Lane discipline is definitely an issue, maybe an alien phrase to some? Perhaps more warnings/education than fines an idea?
— Jonathan Kershaw (@jeckythump) June 22, 2015
We’re agreed then, lane hogging is very irritating and should be punished harshly. Er…
The Alliance of British Drivers, ‘Britain’s foremost campaigning group for drivers’ according to their Facebook page, is defending the van driver fined for lane hogging.
A lot of Facebook users aren’t impressed…