Highways England has launched its largest ever motorway safety campaign to make sure all motorists know what to do if they are unfortunate enough to breakdown on a motorway.
The key message of this campaign is that if you breakdown on the motorway go left. If you are not able to exit the motorway at the next junction or service station, try to go left into an emergency area or hard shoulder. Get safe and then get help. If you are unable to leave your vehicle and get to safety, you should keep your seat belts on, put your hazard warning lights on and call 999 immediately.
Highways England Equality and Diversity Manager Julian Horsler said: “We know that driving gives disabled road users vital independence, and we want to ensure that every road user knows what to do in an emergency. Our research has shown some of the issues disabled road users encounter when they break down, such as getting out of their vehicle, so this new campaign is vital to help keep everyone safe.”
For more information on the campaign visit the Highways England Breakdowns Campaign website.