This one weird trick could increase the capacity of the UK’s motorway network by around a third.
Because seemingly some drivers are unaware a secret third lane exists on motorways all over the UK.To the left of the middle and outside lanes of the motorway there is a third lane which drivers are allowed to use.It is not exclusively reserved for lorry drivers and caravan towers.Did you know sticking to the middle lane could land you with points and a fine?***Don’t believe us? We consulted the Highway Code and it’s true.Clause 137 and 138 states: “A dual carriageway is a road which has a central reservation to separate the carriageways.“On a two-lane dual carriageway you should stay in the inside (left) lane. Use the outside (right) lane for overtaking or turning right. After overtaking, move back to the inside (left) lane when it is safe to do so.“On a three-lane dual carriageway, you may use the middle lane or the outside (right) lane to overtake but return to the middle and then the inside (left) lane when it is safe.”So there you have it.
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***The penalty for driving in the middle lane can be roadside education, a requirement to attend a driver awareness course, or three points and a £100 fine.