The Daily Telegraph
Driven to lane hogging
SIR – I share the frustration of many drivers when encountering “lane hoggers” who refuse to move into the empty slow lane on motorways (“Yes, we hate lane hogs, but there’s no way we’re budging”, report, February 23).
However, I do have a degree of sympathy with these drivers. The slow lanes on some older sections of our motorways are rough with ruts and potholes and best avoided.
Even more frustrating on our smart motorways is the practice among overtaking HGV drivers of occupying three lanes, leaving only the outside lane for faster-moving traffic to proceed. The HGV speed differential is often so low that they might take several miles to complete their overtaking manoeuvres. So I ask: why are HGVS not restricted to the two inside lanes of these motorways? Terry Lloyd