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What basic rule applies when you’re using a motorway?

Use the lane that has the least traffic

Keep to the left-hand lane unless overtaking
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Overtake on the side that’s clearest

Try to keep above 50 mph to prevent congestion

You should normally travel in the left-hand lane unless you’re overtaking a slower-moving vehicle. When you’ve finished overtaking, move back into the left-hand lane, but don’t cut across in front of the vehicle that you’ve overtaken.