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First middle lane hogger convicted

Middle lane hogging

The government made middle lane hogging on the motorway illegal in 2013 - but it's taken 2 years for anyone to be convicted. That tells you a little something about how stubbornly this driver was sticking to his chosen lane...

Don't do the crime if you can't pay the fine

Driving a van, the motorist held his "inconsiderate" position in the middle lane of the M62 despite making 6 drivers brake and swerve, according to police.

After being pulled over by the police, the driver failed to turn up to his court date and so was fined £500 in his absence and ordered to pay £400 in legal fees and a £40 victim surcharge. He also got 5 penalty points.

The law of the road is not a joke

Whether you're infuriated by middle lane hoggers or you're one of the culprits, the law isn't a joke or a suggestion - you can get caught, you can get charged and you can get fined.

Be considerate out there.


Look up more rules and regulations of the road in the Young Driver's Guide.

Honor Clement-Hayes

By Honor Clement-Hayes

Honor joined ingenie in 2014 and is in charge of words on the Young Driver's Guide and blog. Her first car is a Peugeot 206 cabriolet, which is a very sensible choice for the British climate. Follow her on .