Pull on to the hard shoulder and stop as far to the left as possible with the wheels turned to the left.
Leave your sidelights on and turn on the hazard warning lights. Get out of the vehicle by the left-hand door and make sure that all your passengers do the same. Keep clear of the road and hard shoulder, go up the bank if possible.
If you have reflective jackets in the vehicle wear them. Do not use a warning triangle on the hard shoulder. Don't attempt any repairs yourself..
Once in a safe place phone an emergency breakdown company and tell them where you are Driver Location Signs will pinpoint your location and direction of travel, and there are reference numbers on all telephones and marker posts.
If you don't have a mobile walk to an emergency telephone on your side of the carriageway - follow the arrows on the posts at the back of the hard shoulder – the phone is free and connects directly to the police/Highways Agency. Give full details to the police and tell them if you are a vulnerable motorist, such as a woman travelling alone.
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