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hard shoulder

Brit a surfaced verge running along the edge of a motorway for emergency stops
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The RAC Foundation, which campaigns for motorists, said hard shoulder running was a sensible use of roads, but warned that expansion of some motorways was needed to boost the economy and accommodate people's desire to travel.
Anyway, the officer informed me that I could only stop on the hard shoulder in an emergency and asked me what I was doing.
Gwent Police said Mr Williams had stopped his silver Peugeot on the hard shoulder and stepped out of his vehicle before being struck by a lorry.
But now the government's Highways Agency is considering widening the M6 by opening up the hard shoulder to running traffic.
More than six out of ten motorway smashes in Scotland involve cars parked on the hard shoulder.
On the m2 motorway, dfi proposes to introduce further sections of hard shoulder bus lane between junction 2 greencastle and junction 1b duncrue street.
He said hard shoulder violations have a negative impact as drivers speed and drive on areas parallel to the yellow which could result in collision with parked cars.
Motorists driving on hard shoulder pose a threat to others and could be fined Dh1,000 and slapped with 12 black points in addition to having their vehicles impounded for a month as per Article 8 of the traffic law, the police said.
Officers said many drivers use the hard shoulder to overtake or to skip the queue when stuck in traffic.
A DOZY motorist stopped illegally on the hard shoulder after the chilling word "Fire" flashed on his dashboard.
Since 2005, an increasing number of UK motorways have been re-classified as Smart Motorways, which use what was previously the hard shoulder as a traffic lane to assist traffic flow during certain times of the day.
A MERSEYSIDE man who stopped on a motorway hard shoulder to change a tyre was killed instantly in a horror crash when an articulated lorry smashed into him.