Motorways carry a third of all traffic but are our safest roads. They would be safer still if people followed the rules about using the hard shoulder.
Around one in 10 motorway fatalities occurs on the hard shoulder and accidents here tend to be most severe because of the killer combination of stationary vehicles being hit by those travelling at very high speeds.
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