Picnic and sleep on the M1: Drivers’ bizarre excuses for using the hard shoulder

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Dangerous and often bizarre explanations as to why drivers have pulled over illegally on the M1’s hard shoulder have been revealed by Highways Agency Officers.

Checking emails, map reading, sorting the kids out and even catching a few winks were listed as being some of the most inappropriate reasons to stop.

One of the most bizzare incidents was between junction 15 and 14 where officers discovered a family tucking into a PICNIC!

The Highways Agency is now working to educate the public to drive within the law on motorways after 2,062 drivers were caught misusing the hard shoulder across the 
country between July and September last year.




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