Government says ‘go left’

smart motorway in yorkshire
smart motorway in yorkshire

While some do think the Conservative Party is a socialist party hiding behind the name…This may make them worry even more. However when the Government say ‘Go Left!’ at the moment, they’re looking to improve highway safety!

A multimillion pound public information drive into Highways England is aimed at reminding motorists what to do in an emergency. With millions of journeys made on our motorways and a-roads every day, with more to come as lockdown eases the Highways Agency will be tapping into the Petshop Boy’s hit ‘Go West’ too make their campaign more memorable.

If you start to encounter problems with your car while on the drive, don’t wait until crisis hits, move left and make it easier to pull over if you do find you need it!

Highways England Acting Chief Executive, Nick Harris, said

No one plans to break down on a motorway, but if the unexpected happens then I want all motorists to know what to do so that they can keep themselves and others safe.

Everyone wants a safe journey and raising awareness is a vital part of helping to make sure that happens.

This new campaign and its ‘Go left’ message is designed to deliver crucial information in an accessible way and to help make motorways safer for the people who use them.

This campaign is just one of the many steps we are taking to invest in our network with safety as our number one priority, doing everything we can to help drivers feel confident on our motorways.

The campaign is part of a plan set out by the Department of Transport to improve safety and public confidence on motorways and smart motorways in particular. With the majority of car breakdowns on motorways involving lack of fuel or tyre issues, there is time to think ahead, move left and stop more safely.

Smart motorways of course continue to be a heated debate in Parliament, particularly around safety with limited hard shoulder options. The Transport Select Committee continue to investigate the safety of these types of motorways as the rollout continues. It is hoped that this campaign may help reduce crashes but expect the rumbling on smart motorways to continue!

Keep an ear out for the ‘Go Left’ commercial to be hitting the TV and radio airwaves soon….

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