HC Deb 09 February 2004 vol 417 c1427W
Mr. Greg Knight

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will issue policy guidance to the police to take action to reduce the number of heavy goods vehicles using the third lane on motorways. [153249]

Caroline Flint

I agree with the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) that guidance is unnecessary at this time.

The majority of HGV drivers adhere to the law and do not use the third lane. I know there will always be a small minority who exercise poor lane discipline, and their actions can cause annoyance. There is however little evidence to suggest this is causing any significant problem.

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