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Outside Lane Hoggers

OK, I now know why people just sit in the outside lane holding people up unneccesarily... because they're taught to!

This evening I drove home from work along a dual carriageway, stuck behind a learner driver in a driving school car doing 32 MPH in a 40MPH zone with nothing else around. I was sat there for a good half mile, and when we got to a roundabout (where I snuck into the inside lane and got past) they were going straight on!!!!

All this time, have I understood the rules wrongly? Stay in the rightmost lane unless turning left?
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The rules must have changes since i learnt to drive.
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OK, I now know why people just sit in the outside lane holding people up unneccesarily... because they're taught to!

This evening I drove home from work along a dual carriageway, stuck behind a learner driver in a driving school car doing 32 MPH in a 40MPH zone with nothing else around. I was sat there for a good half mile, and when we got to a roundabout (where I snuck into the inside lane and got past) they were going straight on!!!!

All this time, have I understood the rules wrongly? Stay in the rightmost lane unless turning left?
A4174???
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To be honest I get ******ed of on the local by-pass.

Its a duel carriageway with roundabouts every couple of miles.

The number of people who sit in the right hand lane at 40 - 45mph through each section just because they need to urn right at the next roundabout.

get over and pull back out later on.

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Get this all the team about here. Folk just seem either unaware of the problems they are causing or are just ignorant. It's the way the look at you if you are some kind of maniac when you do manage to get past them and they think you are speeding but because of their low speed you are still well within the limit! My other hate on carriageways are lorries overtaking other lorries with a very minor speed difference it takes ages.
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Down here in Kent, we have the Medway bridge on the M2. It is four lanes wide, but nobody uses lanes one or two except me, and a few good lorry drivers. So, you have the choice of flashing and tailgating people, or using the inside lanes as a personal motorway.
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If they put more cop cars out to ticket people over such
bad driving it would probably help to cure this problem.

And ease congestion at the same time.
 
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If you go up past Perth there's a bit of dual carriageway that goes up steeply. Warning signs for this and warning about slow vehicles. If I get stuck behind another lorry overtaking something there I might go insane.

Don't think I have far to go though.
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Not a bad guess, but actually on the A38 heading South. Behind this car all the way from Gypsy Patch Lane to the Mill roundabout which meant 2 sets of traffic lights as well
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That is a nightmare stretch of roads at the best of times!! Not helped by learners whose instructors don't seem to understand the highway code themselves. God help us if that is how new drivers are being taught. Defensive driving is the way ahead.
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Just undertake!
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Generally I agree; but in this case with a learner driver I think not; feels far too likely to end in tears, with me coming out as the bad guy
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Yep thats the way I give them 30 seconds to make a decision then I undertake If im ever pulled by the police my defence will be I was taking evasive action to avoid a vehicle driven in an illegal manner. Now prove I wasnt
 
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This evening I drove home from work along a dual carriageway, stuck behind a learner driver in a driving school car doing 32 MPH in a 40MPH zone with nothing else around. I was sat there for a good half mile, and when we got to a roundabout (where I snuck into the inside lane and got past) they were going straight on!!!!

All this time, have I understood the rules wrongly? Stay in the rightmost lane unless turning left?
I think I'd have been tempted to ring the number for the driving school car and give em feedback on their tutoring skills !!!!
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