Careless
driving

From middle-lane hoggers to tailgaters, these renegade drivers are more than just an annoyance - they're breaking the law. We've teamed up with Thames Valley Police to catch these lawbreakers in the act.

Middle-lane hoggers

Confused.com motoring editor Amanda Stretton rode with Thames Valley Police to catch middle-lane hoggers on a busy stretch of motorway. Most surprising of all, most don't know that middle-lane hogging is an offence.

Tailgaters

Only a fool breaks the two-second rule. Not only is driving too close to the car in front of you a bad idea, it could land you with points on your licence.

 
There's a lack of education. When we pull offenders over, a standard response is "I didn't realise that was an offence".

PC Cope, Thames Valley Police

Motoring crime map of the UK

UK motor crime map

Where's the middle-lane hogging capital of the UK? We crunched the numbers and found out.

Losing temper at tailgater

How to deal with tailgaters

They're an annoyance, but don't give them the satisfaction of losing your cool.

motorway driving lozenge

Motorway driving tips

Avoid being a middle-lane hogger or a tailgater with these tips on staying safe - and legal - on the motorway.

Dark blue icon of a car with a key

Car insurance

Compare cheap car insurance quotes from up to 107 car insurance providers.