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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 IAM's survey found that 71% of drivers said that they would feel less safe on a motorway with no hard shoulder than on a motorway with one.
It is a sad fact that people have probably already died as a result of the lack of a proper hard shoulder.
The findings came as the agency and the Central Motorway Police Group in the Midlands launched a campaign today to stop drivers misusing the hard shoulder on sections of the M6 and M42.
A police spokesman said: "It is believed he was in the vicinity of the hard shoulder of the southbound carriageway for one hour before he was in collision with a grey VW Passat estate car."
Building a hard shoulder would be a huge outlay - hundreds of millions of pounds - but it would certainly employ Welsh construction businesses for years to come.
"She asked if we would mind if she sped down the hard shoulder past all the queues.
The only proposal for the North East is a potential climbing lane using the hard shoulder for lorries on the southbound section of the A1(M) between junctions 61 and 60 from Coxhoe to West Cornforth in County Durham.
The hard shoulder rules are enforced quite strictly, especially on motorways.
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.
Current statistics indicate that the number of casualties at the roadside is decreasing but more than 1,500 people are killed and injured each year on the hard shoulder.
After partnering Zimbabwe, a home-bred of Sheikh Mohammed's, to victory by one and a half lengths for John Oxx, Murtagh followed up on hotpot Hard Shoulder, trained by Noel Meade for Dublin publican David Brennan.