A video has been shared on Twitter which shows the moment when a motorist decided to stop on the ‘fast lane’ of a motorway after being signalled to stop by a Roads Policing Unit officer.
Lane 3 of the motorway – often referred to as the ‘fast lane’ by motorists – is only supposed to be used by vehicles when overtaking lane two traffic, as per the Highway Code.
But when this motorist saw the blue lights in their rearview mirror, then they decided to come to a complete halt in lane three rather than pulling over on to the hard shoulder.
Before the stop
Before being stopped, the motorist was driving in lane 2 of the motorway, despite there being no traffic in lane one.
When the police officer activated the blue lights on their vehicle, the motorist immediately hit the brakes..
After several seconds, the confused motorist then indicates right, before moving from lane two into lane three.
The driver of the car then continues to slow down, whilst indicating left, before coming to a complete halt.
The officer who posted the footage confirmed later that the motorist did eventually end up coming to a stop on the hard shoulder.
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