Driving slow in the "fast lane" is dangerous (and it's meant for overtaking)

Driving slow in the right lane or "fast lane" is a danger for everyone on the roads, says motoring expert Ciro De Siena.

De Siena says drivers should only be using the right lane to overtake, before returning to the centre or left lane.

Read: What you need to know about your rights at a roadblock

He also explained that the right lane is not intended for fast drivers, but overtaking instead.

South Africans have a very bad habit of calling the "fast lane", the "fast lane". It's actually the overtaking lane.

Ciro De Siena, Motor Journalist at Cars.co.za

Aggravation causes danger... We drive quite aggressively in this country.

Ciro De Siena, Motor Journalist at Cars.co.za

Also read: Driving can make angry, emotional motorists feel 'anonymous' - psychologist

De Siena described why driving slow and staying in the overtaking lane can cause problems for traffic flow on freeways.

The discussion on driving slow in the fast lane starts at 05:10

Take a listen to Ciro De Siena share his insights:


This article first appeared on 702 : Driving slow in the "fast lane" is dangerous (and it's meant for overtaking)


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