A motorist has become the first person to be convicted of driving without due care and attention as a result of hogging the centre lane in the motorway.

It was alleged that the driver of a van drove at 60 mph in the centre lane of the motorway. Other vehicles had to brake and take evasive action in order to avoid colliding with a vehicle.

The motorist failed to attend court and was convicted, in his absence, of driving without due care and attention. This is a classic illustration of where a motorist should have attended court in person. Whilst the offence of driving without due care and attention may have been made out if it was true that a number of motorists had to swerve to avoid him, 5 points on the driving licence  and a fine of £1000 for driving without due care and attention in this type of case is harsh. It may well have been that the motorist was initially offered a fixed penalty which would have amounted to 3 penalty points on the driving licence and a fine of £100.



It is expected that there will be an increase in prosecutions for driving without due care and attention as a result of motorists remaining in the middle lane when the inside lane was free.
 
 

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