• If possible get your vehicle onto the hard shoulder, well away from traffic
  • Turn on your hazard lights
  • Exit your vehicle via the side furthest away from the traffic
  • Call for help using a motorway emergency telephone (mobile phones do not pinpoint your position or link directly to the motorway control)
  • Never attempt to repair your vehicle on the side of the motorway
  • The safest place to wait is outside your vehicle, behind the hard shoulder's crash barrier
  • If animals are travelling with you, leave them in the vehicle
  • If you feel at risk or threatened from another person, return to your vehicle and lock all doors. Leave your vehicle again as soon as you feel this danger has passed
  • Emergency phones can be found every 1,500 metres. Marker posts will indicate where the nearest phone is.

Further advice can be found by visiting the government website.



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