Road hogs beware

Middle Lane Hogs Face £100 On-The-Spot Fines

The Government is to announce a crackdown on anti-social motoring with penalties for tailgating and using the wrong lane.

 
Drivers who hog the middle lane or tailgate other cars will face on-the-spot fines of £100 and three points on their licence.
 
Police are also expected to get powers to issue instant fixed penalty notices for not giving way at a junction or using the wrong lane at a roundabout.

Details of a crackdown on anti-social motoring are due to be released by the Government in a statement to Parliament today.

 
 
 
 
Vocabulary:

a lane -

a (road) hog / to hog -

to face -

on-the-spot -

a fine -

a crackdown -

to tailgate -

to issue -

to give way -

a junction -

to be due to -

to release -

a statement -

careless (adj) -

to tackle (a problem) -

an offender -

court (n) -

a range of -

a driving offence -

to go unpunished -

to prosecute -

a summons -

to bring forward -

a hand-held mobile phone -

to deter -

at long last -

a pet hate -




What driving offences are you guilty of?

What annoys you most about other drivers?

Have you ever got a fine?

Do you think the punishment for a driving offence be tougher than it is at present?





Comments

José said…
Hi Graham,

In my opinion, the punishment for a driving offense is enough at present. Perhaps, they would due to fewer the monetary punishment to the minor driving offense. Local Councils are abusing of the monetary punishment to get more incomes that the law allows them. And perhaps, they would have to increase the punishment to the serious driving offense, especially to the driving offense which causes death, because a road hog could destroy a whole family.

Of course, I got a speeding fine ten years ago because of the radar of M-30, Km. 4. The speed limit was 70 kilometre per hour and I drove at 84 kilometre per hour. I appealed it because, in my opinion, it was unfair. Local Council rejected my appeal and I sued it in the court, but the judge rejected my demand. Not only the judge did reject my appeal but he rowed me. He was crazy.

I’m sure that I have not to argue with other drivers because of the driving offence. Some driver has shot against another. Sit out is better than someone knocks out you.

See you.
Graham said…
Hi José,

I didn't realize you were so rebellious. I'd love to have seen your face when the judge told you off. haha


Perhaps, they ought to reduce the fines for minor offenses. Local Councils are abusing the financial penalty to get as much income as the law allows them. And perhaps, they would have to increase the punishment for the serious driving offense, especially the driving offense which causes death, because a road hog could destroy a whole family.

Of course, I got a speeding fine ten years ago because of the radar on the M-30, Km. 4. The speed limit was 70 kilometre per hour and I drove at 84 kilometre per hour. I appealed it because, in my opinion, it was unfair. The city hall rejected my appeal and I sued them in court / I took them to court, but the judge rejected my demand. Not only did the judge reject my appeal but he gave me a row. He was crazy.

I’m sure that I shouldn't argue with other drivers because of their bad driving. Some drivers have shot others. Ignoring them is better than someone knocks you out.