Essex Police’s roads unit has pulled over people driving in the middle lane of motorways when there is nothing in the inside lane, sending them on educational courses.
The force has tweeted that for those who reacted to a headlight flash reminder and moved over it was left at that, “however some then moved straight back out again after we passed in our marked car, also moving to lane one to reinforce the lane they should be driving in – those drivers were stopped and reported for careless driving.
They also shared an FAQ explaining why it’s important not to drive in the middle lane.
The habit is regularly found to be one of the main “peeves” of drivers.
(Pictures – Essex Police)