An image of the vehicle shows it in the center lane with no other road users anywhere in sight. Dave Harford took to Twitter to vent his frustration with the driver
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Motorists were split over footage showing a BMW driving in the middle lane of an empty M5 at 5am
An image of the vehicle shows it in the center lane with no other road users anywhere in sight.
Angry viewer Dave Harford took to Twitter to vent his frustration.
He believes drivers should keep to the left.
Dave launched an online battle between supporters and critics of the driver.
He said Wales Online The car was traveling at about 50 mph and using the center lane for more than a mile.
He said it was an example of similar cases he sees on a daily basis and called lane crossing “illegal” as it forces cars to pull into the outside lane to overtake.
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Dave, 43, from Worcester, added: “Traffic was behind this vehicle and said traffic had to switch to lane 3 to get past it – meaning a higher risk.
“Yes. The car was a BMW, but they’re not the only ones doing it. People need to take responsibility for their actions and stop blaming others and making excuses.
“That’s lane hogging. It’s illegal and causes traffic jams when there’s heavy traffic.”
On its website, the RAC explains that lane crossing is an example of “negligent driving” where you can be fined up to £100.
The website states: ‘Yes, it is a criminal offence, although it falls under ‘negligent driving’, as does tailgating, accidentally running a red light and even being distracted by eating or drinking.
“New laws introduced in 2013 give police officers the power to impose fines of £100 and three penalty points on the spot, meaning it can put you in your pocket for not turning left on the motorway. “
Critics of the vehicle quickly jumped on the bandwagon.
And a placard replied: “The lanes on the right are passing lanes. If you’re not overtaking, you shouldn’t drive in them. The clue is in the name…”
While another reviewer added, “Middle lane hoggers are just bad drivers who don’t have confidence to change lanes safely shouldn’t be on the Autobahn.”
One person explained their frustration, adding, “As someone who drives a vehicle that can’t go in lane three, I find middle lane hackers really annoying.
“Especially if they then sit at 55-60 and don’t stop so you have to hold back as there’s nothing I can do or do as both are illegal.”
However, there were some who defended the driver, arguing that he was not “hogging” the lane as there were no other vehicles for miles nearby.
The poster replied: “This is not an example of hogging as there are no other vehicles wanting/needing to occupy that lane.”
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