Improve road efficiency by legalising undertaking
Updating the highway code to increase efficiency and capacity on major roads (motorways and multi lane A roads) by allows safe undertaking.
Why does this idea matter?
With ever increasing amounts of traffic on our major roads (motorways and A roads) and a decreasing budget to expand the capacity of the road network we need to think of ways to improve efficiency.
Motorway driving is not included or tested as part of the driving test, and as such there are a large number of drivers who misunderstand or misuse the road network by 'sitting' in the middle or fast lanes often leaving the 'slow' lane completely empty.
By allowing cars to travel up to the speed limit in all lanes this wasted capacity can be utilised at zero cost without forcing drivers to have to cross two lanes to overtake vehicles in the middle lane.