Stoping in Emergency

  • 1. Pull on to the hard shoulder and stop as far to the left as possible with wheels turned to the left.
  • 2. Walk to an emergency telephone on your side of the carriageway (follow the arrows on the posts at the back of the hard shoulder) – the telephone is free of charge and connects directly to the Highways Agency or the police.
  • 3. Try to stop near an emergency telephone (situated at approximately one-mile intervals along the hard shoulder)
  • 4. Make sure that passengers keep away from the carriageway and hard shoulder and children are kept under control – it is best to retreat up the bank, or behind a barrier if this is possible.
  • 5. If you have reflective jackets in the vehicle wear them – do not use a warning triangle on the hard shoulder.
  • 6. Leave animals in the vehicle or in an emergency, keep them under proper control on the verge.
  • 7. Get out of the vehicle by the left-hand door and make sure that all your passengers do the same.
  • 8. Leave your sidelights on and turn on the hazard warning lights.
  • 9. Click the button below to call us at ResQ Recovery and we will give you the best advice we can.
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Do Not!

  1. Do Not Try to repair even simple problems.
  2. Do Not Attempt to place a warning triangle on a motorway.
  3. Do Not Stop just to check a route or a map.
  4. Do Not Stop to use your mobile phone.
  5. Do Not Stop to go to the toilet.