HL Deb 07 April 2003 vol 647 c10WA
Lord Jopling

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they are considering action against the practice of drivers on motorways with carriageways cutting in from the right hand lane, overtaking one or more vehicles on the left, and cutting back into the right hand lane. [HL2352]

Lord Macdonald of Tradeston

Although the Highway Code states that overtaking should always be carried out on the right, overtaking on the left is not a specific offence. Use of the motorway network is governed by the motorway regulations. Enforcement of the law is of course a matter for the police who will make their decisions on whether to prosecute in the circumstances of each individual case. Police have the power to prosecute for dangerous driving, driving without due care and attention, and driving without reasonable consideration.