Definition of road hog in English:

road hog


  • A motorist who drives recklessly or inconsiderately, making it difficult for others to pass.

    • ‘No worse specimen of the road hog has come under my notice than the well-to-do gentleman who drives a powerful car at high speeds on the present highways.’
    • ‘Many of your drivers are inconsiderate road hogs.’
    • ‘Why does it take a so-called crackdown to get the police out of their nice, warm cars to stop these road hogs?’
    • ‘The scheme follows successful testing on a stretch of the M6 between junctions 18 and 19 in Cheshire, when road hogs who clog the middle lane were instructed by flashing signs to move aside.’
    • ‘‘One of the things about Alejandro is he's a road hog and when he gets into these cities he gets involved in the local scene in some cases,’ Baekeland says.’
    • ‘Why are we the cautious drivers not protected from these road hogs who obviously do not care about the loss of limbs and lives - not theirs or ours?’
    • ‘The insurance companies were slammed recently for treating all young drivers as road hogs.’
    • ‘Lets not even get into differences in how we drive - we are ‘reckless, road hogs, always driving too close to the car in front, impatient etc.’’
    • ‘A third of the national motorway network - 700 miles - is being lost by road hogs taking over the middle lane.’
    • ‘Other motorists simply will not take the time to report the antics of either ‘boy racers’ or order road hogs.’
    • ‘They have a reputation for being unruly road hogs, but a new survey claims that white van men are actually among the safest drivers.’
    • ‘Drivers from this area are generally careful and courteous, and it is inevitably weekend visitors who drive like road hogs, park inconsiderately and despoil the beauty spots they visit.’


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