The driver of a motor vehicle or a special vehicle with a maximum authorised mass exceeding 3,500 kilograms will drive on the road and not on the hard shoulder, except for emergency reasons. In addition, out of town, on roads with more than one lane specifically for your direction of travel, you will normally drive in the right-hand lane, although you can use the other lanes on your side of the road when the traffic or road situation permits, provided that does not hinder the progress of another vehicle behind you.