Friday, 15 June 2012

Proposed fine on Motorway driving!

Living in England the main roads of transport across the country is the motorway! Imagine the lanes are numbered 1,2,3 going left to right. Lane number 1 is the 'keep to the left' lane where you should remain unless you are overtaking. Number 2 lane is where you over take traffic going slower in lane 1 as well as being used to allow new cars merging onto the motorway from slip roads and can be used by cars towing things and lorries, lane 3 is only allowed to be used by cars and is called the 'fast lane' that can be used for over taking lanes 1 and 2.
The government has, in the past few days, proposed a new fine for middle lane (lane 2) hoggers. These are the people who basically never move from the middle lane. Due to this they can cause more problems than those who are going slower in the 1st lane. This is because it is illegal to undertake a car on the motorway and the cars cause a serious risk. I normally think that there are too many fines in place for motorists- do not even get me started on why people can't use a phone but can smoke! I believe that this is an extremely good idea that should be fined as I believe it will help to lower accidents on the motorway. 
The reason that people do this wrong however is that they lack proper guidance on what is the correct protocol on a motorway. I know this as I have only been passed for 5 years,  and my dad taught me well and I have frequently commuted on a motorway. On the other hand I have friends who are predominately drivers in the city and sometimes their motorway driving is scary, I obviously then become a passenger driver! But the issue here is that people such as my friends should be given adequate lessons within their driving lessons which people pay a small fortune for!
Does anyone else think it is a good idea or does someone else believe something else should be done?  


  1. I've never driven in England. Hell, the driving on the wrong side of the wrong still blows my mind.

    I've driven in Nigeria and Houston, Texas. The fines wouldn't work in Nigeria cause few things work in Africa. As for Houston, I doubt they'd even pass. With 4/5 (sometimes 6) lane highways (either direction) with drivers sometimes getting to 85/90 mph, the fines would be unnecessary because you can always find a way to overtake slow drivers. The accidents are more from speeding and drunk driving.

    In England, I guess they might make sense depending on your road size and driving habits. If it stands a chance at reducing accidents then I don't see why not.