When to Use the Motorway Hard Shoulder
Usually you only use a Motorway Hard Shoulder for breakdowns, flat tyres or you have to stop if you are involved in a traffic accident or if the police require you to pull over.
If your vehicle breaks down on the motorway, switch on your hazard warning lights and pull onto the hard shoulder as far left as possible. Walk to the Motorway phone to summon help.
Warning triangles should not be used on the motorways in the UK.
You and your passengers should leave the vehicle via the left hand door, taking refuge on the bank or nearside land away from the vehicle.
Take our Motorway Quiz and see how well you know the rules of the Motorway.
The Video below shows you why and how you should use the Motorway Hard Shoulder
Your Driving Instructor would be happy to give you extra lessons on the motorway after you pass your test.
Better still, take a Pass Plus Course.
Practice makes perfect, so get plenty of practice from a Approved Driving Instructor.
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