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Lane Hogging (4359_13)


1. Please tell me how many drivers have been caught ‘hogging the middle lane’ of the M6 between junctions 7 and junction 11 since a police crackdown was launched on June 5 2013.

2. How many people were fined for this offence?

3. How much were they fined?

4. How many drivers were given points on their licence for this?

5. Please tell me how many drivers were caught hogging the middle lane of the M5 from junctions 1 to 2.

6. How many of these were fined for this offence?

7. How much were they fined?

8. How many drivers got points on their licence for this offence?

9. How many drivers have been punished for ‘tailgating’ on these two same stretches of road?


1. Nil
2. Not Applicable (see 1)
3. Not Applicable (see 1)
4. Not Applicable (see 1)
5. Nil
6. Not Applicable (see 5)
7. Not Applicable (see 5)
8. Not Applicable (see 5)
9. Nil

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