Busted: holding up traffic
There is no offence for travelling at 80km/h in a 100km/h zone with a string of cars lined up behind you INCORRECT
You can be charged with failing to show due care and consideration.
If you are travelling at 80km/h in a 100km/h zone you must pull over (when it is safe to do so) and allow cars to pass.
So when should you pull over?
Generally common sense prevails … if you see four or five cars behind you that is the time to consider pulling over to allow cars to pass safely.
When you think about it if everyone travelled at exactly 100km/h there would be no need for overtaking at all.
Gatton Police officer in charge Senior Sergeant Rowland Browne urged drivers to always be aware of other road users and to be courteous if the situation presented.
“If you are driving considerably below the speed limit consider others and allow them to pass when safe to do so rather than causing others unnecessary delay,” he said.
“This may be particularly so if you are driving a caravan or other slow-moving vehicle on a long road with little overtaking space.
“This is not something your local police enforce unless specific complaints emerge and we have good reason.”