Justice at last! If you’ve ever wondered if expressway personnel really ever apprehend motorists for hogging the left lane, the answer is yes. But don’t just take our word for it, here’s some solid proof. Watch:
This dashcam footage was recorded and shared with us by Facebook user Arnold Umali. In case you didn’t press play above, it basically shows a light truck being pulled over by an expressway enforcer on a motorbike along the South Luzon Expressway (SLEX).
For the first 35 seconds of the clip, the white utility truck is nonchalantly plying the expressway on the leftmost lane. In case you’re unaware (which we hope isn’t the case), that lane is reserved for overtaking vehicles only. Soon after, an enforcer pulls up next to the vehicle and signals for it to pull over.
We don’t exactly see what happens after the enforcer and lane-hogger move off-screen, but it should be safe to say the latter’s driver was cited, or at the very least left with a warning. Hopefully, this isn’t just a fluke and other expressways enforce this rule as well.
The lesson here? If you aren’t using the leftmost lane on an expressway to pass another car, you have no business being there.