I guess the Police and Highways agency got tired of pushing people from the fast lane to the hard shoulder after breakdowns.
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I think the point they are making is that if you have an issue then getting out of a live lane is a good idea, and sooner rather than later. Trying to put on a rolling block or even worse, fending off in lane 2 is a complete nightmare and dangerous as it gets as the wind blast can easily throw you into a live lane.
The advert is a little silly I accept, but if it gets the point across....
A large number of people will shortly start driving a lot more again and will have not looked after their cars; expect to see lots of break downs caused by a lack of basic maintenance I fear and the increased number of 'help' calls that follow.
Good reason to stay away from motorways
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Gather the people together the people who thought this was a good idea and put them in a broken down vehicle on a so called smart motorway and see if they still think it Is still a good idea. All these schemes will probable go ahead as it is cheaper than widening and the environmental issues. Will also be interesting to see if the legal noises gain traction.
Never mind breakdowns, they need to tell folk to move bloody left when they're not overtaking. Queing for the lorry in half a mile does not need to be in lane 2 particularly when faster traffic has caught you up. We must be halving our roads capacity on the A1 or A14 because folk are too lazy to move over.