Drivers reminded not to switch lanes in Hindhead Tunnel

Drivers using the A3 Hindhead tunnel in Surrey are being reminded that the red X symbol above a lane means 'move out, stay out'.

Lanes are closed for the protection of both road users and road workers and are vital for the safe operation of the tunnel, either as part of routine maintenance or for an incident.

CCTV footage released today shows a driver ignoring a red X and the potential hazards of doing so. Now the Highways Agency has joined forces with Surrey Police and EM Highway Services Ltd to remind all drivers of the risks of not heeding the red cross code.