A campaign has been launched in the Midlands to stop drivers misusing the hard shoulder on parts of the M6 and M42 motorways.
Hundreds of vehicles drive illegally in the emergency lane every day across the region.
The police and the Highways Agency say that it is putting people's lives at risk.
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