National Highways campaign urges lane hoggers and tailgaters to change their driving style

One in three drivers have admitted to middle lane hogging, while one in four have been guilty of tailgating on some of the nation’s fastest roads, figures released by National Highways reveal.

The survey findings – released today (Friday 8 March) as National Highways launches a new campaign – show lane hogging was among the most likely behaviours to cause motorists and riders to feel frustrated, while tailgating was among the most likely to make them feel anxious, stressed or unsafe. 

The campaign is urging drivers to carefully consider their driving habits – as little changes can change everything.

According to the survey, carried out by Ipsos UK on behalf of National Highways, nearly a third (32%) of drivers admitted to lane hogging at least occasionally while driving on England’s motorways and major A roads.  

When thinking about their most recent journey, around a third (34%) of those responding noticed middle lane hogging, and many of them reported that it made them feel frustrated or angry.   

Meanwhile almost seven in ten adults in England (67%) said close following, or tailgating, is a serious problem on these types of roads.

(Picture – National Highways)


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