My mother - literally - learned to drive in a model T back in the 1920's. As a child (before I was old enough for my drivers license) I often asked her why she was driving in the middle of the road? Her answer was that she was just taking her half out of the middle since no one was using it at that moment. But, in all honesty she was a gawker - a looky-loo. She frequently looked at anything and everything but the road and utilizing the middle gave her more time to look before she had to jerk the wheel to keep from going in the ditch. I know in the photo the guy is setting up for a good apex, but I'd bet when questioned - and if he were honest - he'd have some variation of momma's excuse - nobody was using the lane at that moment. .