MIDDLE lane hogging and inconsiderate parking were among key concerns addressed by police during a Twitter session.

Thames Valley Police's roads policing team held a question and answer hour on the social media platform last night, inviting followers to quizz an off-duty officer.

Oxford residents and motorists raised concerns about cars and construction vehicles blocking pavements, with one stating it had become a 'dangerous' problem in Headington. 

Phone use and dangerous driving - particularly on the A34 and M40 - were also reoccurring concerns.

Drivers failing to move over from the middle lane on the motorway was also a popular moan, but the officer urged people not to undertake unless the entire carriageway is congested. 

There was useful advice about what to do if a police car is approaching while cars ahead are navigating a bend.

Several cyclists asked if there were plans for more checks under Operation Close Pass, a national police scheme to stop drivers from overtaking bikes when there is too little space, which the officer said he would have to check. 

There were also a few unusual questions...