What to do if your car breaks down
If your car breaks down, it’s important not to panic. Depending on where you are and how busy the roads are, it can be quick and easy to get your car back on the road. It’s very important to keep yourself safe, and remove your vehicle from other vehicles’ path. Try your best to eliminate any potential dangers, no matter where you break down.
On the motorway
If your car breaks down on the motorway, there are certain steps you need to take to keep you and other drivers safe. The motorway is the most dangerous place to break down, due to the speed at which you and other drivers travel. Firstly, if it’s an emergency, pull over onto the hard shoulder to ensure that you’re out of harms way and are not obstructing any part of the motorway. Stop as far to the left as possible and put your hazard lights on. If you need to leave the vehicle, always use the left hand side of the car and keep as far away from other moving vehicles as possible. Do not attempt to repair the car yourself – the best thing you can do is call a breakdown service as soon as possible when your car breaks down. If you can’t get to the hard shoulder, do not leave your vehicle under any circumstances. Put your hazards on, keep your seatbelt fastened and call the emergency services for help.
On a road
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