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We all know that driving on a motorway is significantly different to driving on a regular road, and so we wanted to give you some top tips to help you avoid as many problems as you can.
It is more than likely that you may already know most of this but just in case some people don't we've added them here:
If you find yourself in trouble whilst on a motorway in the UK, the most important piece of advice is to GO LEFT towards the exit at the next junction, motorway service area or emergency area.
On occasion, we know that it is not possible to exit your vehicle/outfit and to get behind the safety barrier, for example if you have stopped in a traffic lane with traffic to either side of you.
Prevention is always the key, therefore:
Make sure you have the right level of breakdown cover for your vehicle - and that you have the emergency phone number to hand. If you have the Club’s MAYDAY UK Breakdown Cover, you are always covered for breakdowns and accidents on any UK road, all day, every day - and priority is given to people who have broken down in vulnerable situations such as motorways. Make sure you have the MAYDAY breakdown number saved in your phone - 0800 051 5318.
It is worth noting that, in the case of motorway breakdowns and accidents, breakdown providers can only provide assistance once they have been cleared to do so by either the police or the National Highways Agency. For example, if either of these groups decide that removing your vehicle from the motorway cannot wait for a breakdown provider to attend, they may use their own resources to remove your vehicle.
It is always good to have a checklist to make sure that should 'the worst happen' then you have the right protection in place to help you get back on the road again.