This petition was submitted during the 2010–2015 Conservative – Liberal Democrat coalition government
Petition Slow down and Move over Law
Numerous people are killed or seriously injured on our hard shoulders each year as the result of collisions where vehicles collide with stationary vehicles and their drivers.
Vehicles / drivers at risk include stranded cars / trucks, highways agency, emergency service & specialist recovery vehicles who are trying to protect & rescue / remove stranded and accident damaged vehicles.
We are asking for a change to the laws that apply to drivers to make it mandatory for road users to slow down and move over to the next lane on a dual carriageway or motorway when they see an emergency services or recovery vehicle on the hard shoulder with its emergency warning lights illuminated.
This new law has been implemented in numerous states in the USA and ask for a similar statutory change to the Highway Code / Road Traffic Act combined with an awareness campaign to make the hard shoulder safer for roadside workers.
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