El Cid wrote:You are missing the point. It is ILLEGAL in Spain to be in any outside lane if the inside lane is empty. It's to deter the middle lane hoogers on empty motorways. It is also illegal not to signal when changing lanes for whatever reason.
Middle lane hoggers seem to exist everywhere and it is so annoying when the inside lane is practically empty and the middle and third lane are full of cars. I have seen in the UK police cars with an illuminated sign in the back saying 'use inside lane', but a bit like stopping drivers using phones whilst driving, it seems impossible to change people's habits.
One thing which is very noticeable here is that when the motorway changes from 2 lanes to 3, those in the inside lane often move out into middle even though it is empty on the inside lane.
I have also had a few people tailgating me when I am overtaking in the middle lane but there is a third lane and for some reason they will not use it. I am not a slow driver so am not holding people up by overtaking in the middle lane, but I cannot understand why some drivers are weaving about behind me and intimidating me when there is another empty third lane to use.