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Motorway myth

Although there are more than 2,000 miles of motorway across Britain, they remain a bit of a mystery to some drivers due to widely-held but wrong beliefs. Perhaps the most common of these motorway myths is the ‘fast lane’ and ‘slow lane’. These are commonly used phrases, but don’t actually exist. The left-hand lane should be used for normal driving when the road ahead is clear. The other lanes should only be used for overtaking slower moving or speed-restricted vehicles and you should return to the left-hand lane as soon as you are safely past, there is no fast or slow lane.