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Dated: 01 April 2011

Ten Most Dangerous Motorway Occurrences


Recently GEM Motoring Assist carried out a survey to find out what motorists believed were the most dangerous occurrences on British Motorways.

According to this survey, the top 10 Motorway Dangers are:

  1. Tailgating
  2. Using a mobile phone when driving
  3. Driving in the middle lane when the left hand lane is empty
  4. Suddenly changing lanes without signalling
  5. Using the hard shoulder to avoid traffic queues
  6. Entering a motorway from a slip road without adequate observations or signals
  7. Driving too slowly
  8. Driving too fast
  9. Use of the outside lane by LGV’s
  10. Stopping on the hard shoulder when there is no emergency

When speaking with the Derbyshire Times, CEO of GEM Motoring Assist, David Williams said, “We believe that bad motorway driving such as tailgating and driving in the middle lane when the left hand lane is empty should definitely be more strictly enforced as it is this kind of careless driving that can lead to frustration, annoyance and possible accidents.

“It is shocking that a large number of motorists are in favour of raising the motorway speed limit as research shows that this would considerably increase the number of casualties, levels of carbon emissions and fuel consumption.”

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