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Drive Without Due Care (78/18)


How many motorists have been issued a fixed penalty notice/fined for `middle lane hogging’ since the law was introduced? For each case please give details of the date and location of the incident, as well as the value of the fine/penalty – with the figures broken down for 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013.

How many prosecutions have there been in relation to middle lane hogging? Please give details of date, location and result – with the figures broken down for 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013.

I understand `middle lane hogging’ comes under the careless driving/due care and attention offence which also includes tailgating. If it is not possible to stipulate individually (i.e. middle lane hogging) then please provide figures for each of the above questions under this overarching charge.


Please find attached our response.

Please note: the attached data relates to Drive Without Due Care Offences, we are unable to break the data down any further to Middle Lane Hogging / Tailgating etc.

Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.

The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.

If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.