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I cannot abide people who can not adopt the concept of 'keeping left' on Britain's roads when there are more than one lane. How difficult is it to move left when there is room to do so?
There was a time when the people who took to the outer lanes did so because they wished to driver faster than those on the left. That's not the case these days apparently! You also get the stubborn folk who just think that they will get wherever they are going quicker by using a right hand lane regardless of whether they actual manage to travel at the speed limit.
The thought also occurred to me that whilst there are three lanes and people naturally sit on the outside lanes, that this would result in the inside lane suffering less wear and tear and hence lasting rather well. The other lanes receive far heavier traffic (outside lane hogs) and deteriorate quicker, therefore requiring repair or replacement sooner. Presumably this means that the local authority would then replace all three lanes with new surfaces. If all lanes had been used correctly then the lifespan of the whole surface would have increased and thus reduce the need to repair or replace the surfaces as often and in turn this reduces overall costs for road maintenance. You never know, it could help keep road tax down if the lanes on motorways were used properly.
Are you an outside lane hog? This sort of driving impacts on traffic congestion...
Of course as the governments tends to take whatever they can probably not! However, I think it would still reduce expenditure on road repairs if they were used better!
This sort of driving also impacts on traffic congestion because initially they cause three lanes of traffic to be contained in just two lanes and that's like trying to fit a tin of baked beans into an egg cup - it just doesn't work. There are also some people who just stay in the middle lane no matter what - what on earth are they thinking?
I know for a fact that if everyone started driving properly on our dual carriageways and motorways by keeping left then there would be less congestion on these roads and the traffic would definitely flow far better. So next time you are sat there in the middle lane or the outside lane - move the f*** over!
By: Road User