Other messages written on bridges up-and-down the M6 read: “Keep left unless overtaking” and “Why are you in the middle lane moron?”.
Twitter user @QuarkMcMalus shared the images on his twitter handle, pointing out that the font used was “very middle-aged”.
What Does The Highway Code Say?
For anyone interested, Rule 264 of the Highway Code states that:
“You should always drive in the left-hand lane when the road ahead is clear.
“If you are overtaking a number of slow-moving vehicles, you should return to the left-hand lane as soon as you are safely past.”
But if you regularly drive on our motorways, then you will know just how annoying it is when you are driving (at 70mph obviously) in lane one, only to come up against a ‘moron’ who is sat in lane 2 driving at 60mph.
As you are not allowed to undertake other vehicles, you then have to slow down, move behind the ‘moron’ and then overtake them by using lane number 3, only to then have to move back into lane 1 again.
Or if you are feeling really ‘brave’ you just undertake them but risk being blindsided by the ‘moron’ should they suddenly realise the error of their ways!
The messages might end up being an ongoing reminder for motorists for decades to come because this sort of graffiti tends to stay in situ for some time.
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