Absolute racing rules force drivers into bad choices

Absolute racing rules force drivers into bad choices

OPINION: Track limits has become a regular rule to debate in recent years, from Formula 1 and the pinnacle of motorsport, down to National level racing. But does a strict approach actually make things less safe for some drivers?

We've all been there - happily driving along the motorway, minding our own business, when some dimwit casually changes lanes without looking. In this situation, most capable drivers will automatically take evasive action by moving over into the next available lane - provided there is space - to avoid a collision.

But what if you knew the next available lane was reserved exclusively for emergency vehicles, and that driving into your only escape road carried an automatic fine and penalty points on your licence - justice served by CCTV, with no appeals or reviews allowed?

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