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road hog

A driver who takes up too much space on the road, making it difficult or impossible for other drivers to pass. Many morning commuters became frustrated at the road hog straddling two lanes.
See also: hog, road

road hog

Fig. someone who drives carelessly and selfishly. Look at that road hog driving in the middle of the road and stopping other drivers from passing him. That road hog nearly knocked the children over. He was driving too fast.
See also: hog, road

road hog

A motorist whose vehicle straddles two traffic lanes, as in Stay in your own lane, you road hog! This expression uses hog in the sense of "a greedy or selfish person." [Colloquial; late 1800s]
See also: hog, road

a ˈroad hog

(informal, disapproving) a person who drives in a dangerous way without thinking about the safety of other road users
If you hog the road, you drive so that other vehicles cannot pass.
See also: hog, road

road hog

n. someone who takes too much space on a road or highway; someone who seems to run other people off the road. Get over! Road hog!
See also: hog, road
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News that the road hog who almost killed her, Antonio Singh Boparan, served just six months in prison sparked a tsunami of public anger, and this newspaper was at the forefront of demands for a change in the law.
Anyone coming up the inside lane cannot pass the car in the middle lane, so to get round the road hog you must exceed the speed limit to pass that car.
Richard Keevil was driving his Volkswagen Polo in Gloucestershire when the road hog stepped onto the carriageway in front of him.
The Road Hog is as inconsiderate on the road as he is in bed.
Yes, stop and fine the road hogs who rudely ignore the rules, but don't punish those who use the left lane with prudence when it's safer and creates no obstacle to other drivers.
This would have a much better chance of slowing the road hogs than a reduced speed limit and would also remove an unnecessary irritation for motorists.M T Hancock, Sewall Highway, Wyken.
So, that makes 2011 a dream of a season for the Road Hogs - convenient traveling with some great SEC towns to experience.
There may still be an audience for him among the road hogs and boy racers who see speed cameras as an affront to their civil liberties, but these days Jeremy's shtick is about as relevant as a clapped out Cortina.
This year's event boasted a fantastic fairground, an array of stunning stalls and live music, including a performance by returning favourites the Road Hogs. It was a far cry from last summer's event, which was blighted by the same heavy rains that lashed Coventry during the build up to this year's fayre.