Hardcore MB Enthusiast
- Sep 15, 2004
- S211 Sprinter 213CDI, & the new T-class
Hi knight,If I was stopped by one of the boys (or girls) in blue for passing a slower motorist on the left and without breaking the speed limit, I’d ask why they hadn’t stopped the motorist hogging the outer lane.
I‘ve passed on the left on motorways quite a few times but I always do so as safely as possible, when I think it’s appropriate warning them of my presence with a tap on the horn or quick flash of the lights. On occasion there has even been room to leave an empty lane between us!
I totally agree as that driver would surely either be driving without reasonable consideration for other road users or driving without due care and attention? Sadly though it usually is the 'undertaker' that cops the flak.
Down here I think the police have asked the public to submit video evidence of dangerous driving, something I totally disagree with but surely video evidence of these lane hoggers should be enough for a prosecution, especially if there is two or three minutes of being blocked. obviously, I am NOT advocating that the driver use a mobile phone.
here in Devon, a dual carriageway is usually a country lane with a grass verge growing in the middle of the road. The only motorway is approximately 25 miles in length going from Exeter way up north to the Somerset border