Highways England is advising everyone to ‘Go Left!’.
If your vehicle has a problem, or you get into trouble on a motorway, stay calm and try to exit at the next junction or motorway service area.
If that’s not possible and you break down on the motorway, go left!
And if you are unable to exit your vehicle and get to a safe place, have stopped in a live traffic lane or feel your life is in danger stay in your vehicle with your seatbelts and hazard lights on and call 999 immediately.
You can also take some steps that can help prevent a breakdown on the motorway:
For more preventative measure and further guidance on what to do in different situation visit www.highwaysengland.co.uk/breakdowns