Research conducted by road safety charity, the Institute of Advanced Motorists reveals that motorway
service areas are charging up to four times the high street price for basic food and drinks.
Learner drivers are already asafe group on normal roads, says the Institute, and while motorway
lessons may not be mandatory, a r y elaxation would allow those who are most likely to use their local motorway
the chance to build up experience and knowledge.
Anyone who breaks down on a motorway
is urged to bring their car as far off the road as they can and call an emergency recovery company to fix the vehicle.
It added that Marks & Spencer also charged "inflated prices" in its motorway
shops, including a 25% increase on a bottle of water, 16% on a sandwich and 15% on a large sausage roll.
The aim of the initiative is to highlight the common causes of motorway
collisions, such as driving too close to the vehicle in front, excessive speed and driving inappropriately for the conditions.
users all cited tailgating and poor lane discipline as pet hates in a survey, by the RAC Foundation and the Freight Transport Association (FTA), for National Motorway
Notwithstanding over-provision of cappanoni (huge anonymous sheds) in the area, the motorway
development company has applied for 400 hectares of industrial expansion, and local councils on the route are demanding further possibilities for erecting sheds (which are subsidised by tax breaks).
Ishfaq said, over 225,000 booklets and leaflets were distributed among the motorway
users to raise awareness of the dangers of speeding, violation of traffic rules and road safety.
He said that the Motorway
Police are duty-bound to take all appropriate measures for safety of travellers.
According to state Radio reports, the work on the construction of 81 kilometer-long Swat Motorway
will be completed in the next month.