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Emergency vehicles on motorways

Usually, you’ll hear emergency vehicles before you see them, and this can be dauntingespecially on a motorway. When this happens it can be useful to use the behaviour of other road users as an indication as to where the sirens might be coming from, so be prepared to slow down or stop. Unlike other roads, if you are on a motorway or dual carriageway, never pull over and block the hard shoulder because emergency vehicles will use it to reach an incident quickly. The next time you’re on a motorway, should an emergency vehicle approach from behind, you’ll be prepared.