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Unwritten rules of the motorway (18 Aug 2004)
'Cars today are well designed, they are driving on well-engineered roads, with no traffic lights or roundabouts.'

Mondeo Man and his ilk have, says Mr Stradling, become 'carcooned': hermetically sealed from the plight of all those nervous souls who vie for a share of the Tarmac; unaware sometimes of their intimidatory presence.

Nervous drivers are more likely to make mistakes, according to the RAC, which ups the ante even more. It helps explain "middle laners" - those disenfranchised motorists who cling to the belief that as long as they stay out of the 'slow lane' they at least have some stake in the motorway social hierarchy.
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