Middle lane hogger

I’m surprised it’s taken 2 years but finally a conviction. For those who still hog the middle and outside lanes, move back to the left. Motorist becomes first person to be convicted of ‘hogging’ the middle lane after getting fined £1,000 for driving at 60mph when inside lane was free
 Police said six cars had to brake and swerve to avoid the van on the M62
 Driver didn’t show up to court and received five points on his licence
 Leeds Magistrate Court told he had many chances to move into left lane
A van driver is believed to have become the first ever to be convicted in court of ‘hogging’ the middle lane of a motorway.
The stubborn motorist at the wheel of a Citroen Berlingo van was driving at 60mph and refused to move out of the central lane of the M62 near Huddersfield.
Magistrates ordered him to pay a £940 fine and put five penalty points on his driving licence after the incident on August 25 last year, in what is to believed to be the first court conviction for the offence since the government made it illegal in 2013.
Magistrates slapped a ‘lane hogger’ driver with a £940 fine and five points on his licence after he refused to move out of the middle lane of the M62 eastbound carriage near Junction 23.
Police said six drivers had to brake and swerve to overtake the Berlingo, as it travelled on the eastbound carriage of the motorway near Junction 23.
Leeds Magistrates Court heard the driver – who did not turn up for the hearing – had numerous opportunities to move back into the left-hand lane but failed to do so, choosing instead to drive in ‘an inconsiderate manner’.
He and ordered to pay a £500 fine, £400 in costs and a £40 victim surcharge in his absence, as well as docked five points on his licence.

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