This is kind of rude, but on the other hand, thinking you’re more important than everyone else and cutting traffic on the shoulder is also quite rude, so we’re all even.
An impatient driver from the north of England attempted to push their way in on a motorway after riding on the hard shoulder on February 5 after an incident was reported ahead.
Motorists on the M6 near Preston banded together after a driver seemed oblivious to the highway code and used the hard shoulder to cruise their way past traffic. With the help of drivers in the left-hand lane, the minivan driver manages to thwart the Chevrolet attempting to cut ahead of traffic using the hard shoulder.
The brazen motorist is left stuck on the emergency lane, unable to rejoin traffic and suffering from a well-deserved dose of karma.
The filmer explained: “There had been a bump on the M6 near Preston and a van and car couldn’t be bothered waiting in the queue so they tried to pass on the inside. The BMW in front of me also moved over to stop the car passing and all three vehicles behind bunched up to stop him getting back in. Haters gonna hate, but I hate people pushing in and I moved over as soon as the yellow flashing lights came.”
With a reasonable justification for the maneuver, the driver received mixed criticism on social media.
One Facebook user commented: “Two wrongs don’t make a right you blocked him + [sic] you was [sic] driving in the hard shoulder too you can get into trouble too for that”