A driving instructor has revealed how to drive a car without breaking the rules – but there’s a catch.
A pair of experts from The Complete Theory Test Kit posted a clip Tick tock Discussion of the controversial maneuver.
In the clip, the instructors conduct a question-and-answer session for learner drivers, in which they say it is indeed allowed to do so – but only under certain circumstances.
They explained: “If the traffic is slow or someone is driving particularly slowly and the left lane is clear, that’s perfectly fine.”
The Highway Code does not specifically prohibit it, but it is strongly discouraged.
Still, as the TikTokers explain, there are exceptions when the move is considered safe.
Rule 268 of the Highway Code states: “In traffic jams where adjacent lanes are moving at similar speeds, traffic in the left lane can sometimes be faster than traffic in the right lane.”
“In these conditions you may be able to keep up with traffic in your lane, even if it means overtaking in the lane to your right.
“Do not pull in and out of lane to overtake.”
Other exceptions are in average speed control zones and when a vehicle ahead is making a right turn or U-turn.
However, the instructors urged drivers to play it safe before driving and carefully check the blind spot just in case there is traffic on the inside.
One social media The user agreed with the advice, saying that he “does it all the time”.
It comes after The Sun Online explained when emergency vehicles are allowed in bus lanes – and when they aren’t.
Meanwhile, viewers were divided after video surfaced of a driver speeding in front of other cars on a roundabout and people weren’t sure who the culprit was.