‘Why Are You A Middle Lane Moron?’

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Some graffiti directed at motorists who come under the category of a: ‘middle lane moron’ has been scrawled across several bridges on the M6 motorway. 

For anyone who is not a frequent driver on the country’s motorways, then a ‘middle lane moron’ is somebody who, for whatever reason, decides to drive in the middle lane (which is an overtaking lane) even when lane 1 is clear. 

Middle lane morons p*ss a lot of other motorists off. They are just annoying.

A passenger in a car spotted the ‘artistic message’ while travelling north between Preston and Lancaster. 

Ironically, the person taking the photo appears to be in a car that IS travelling in the middle lane despite there being no cars immediately ahead of them in lane 1. 

The message appears not to be working then. 

why are you a middle lane moron

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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5 comments

  1. It read “give peas a chance” some idiot tagged over it a couple of years ago.

    1. Unfortunately stupid is the new standard for today’s drivers, that combined all those who can’t read English in this country make it even worse.
      We have the selfish muppets who won’t use it because lorry’s use it, even if they haven’t seen one in miles. On top of that we have those who’ll sit at 70mph & say “but I’m driving at the speed limit”.

      WFT

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