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Topic 6 - Motorway rules

This multiple choice section will clarify rules made for the motorway and how to adhere to them

What are motorway rules?

The sixth topic from the multiple-choice section in the theory test is motorway rules. When it comes to driving on the motorway, small mistakes can have huge consequences. If you’re not familiar with speed limits, lane discipline and even what to do if you break down on the motorway, you could end up endangering yourself and the motorists around you.

Before a motorway journey

The sixth topic from the multiple-choice section in the theory test is motorway rules. When it comes to driving on the motorway, small mistakes can have huge consequences. If you’re not familiar with speed limits, lane discipline and even what to do if you break down on the motorway, you could end up endangering yourself and the motorists around you.

The following groups or vehicles cannot travel on the motorway;

Joining the motorway

Driving on a motorway

For most vehicles travelling on the motorway the national speed limit applies. For cars and motorcycles this is 70 mph. This limit applies to all lanes except those with signs showing a lower speed limit, you must obey these.

Use the left lane

Using center/right lane

Towing a trailer

Motorway Studs

Hard Shoulder

Slip Road

Between Lanes

Centeral Reservation

What to do if you breakdown or have an accident

Only stop on the motorway if;

If you are stopped in an emergency

on the hard shoulder you should:

If you cannot get onto the hard shoulder

when you break down, you should:

You should use one of the emergency

telephones if you’re able to.

Rules when towing a trailer on a motorway

Smart Motorway and Motorway signs

Smart motorways are a contentious topic, but for now, they’re here to stay. Many people are of the opinion that smart motorways are more dangerous than conventional motorways, because of the lack of a hard shoulder.

 

A smart motorway is a section of a motorway that uses traffic management methods to increase capacity and reduce congestion in, particularly busy areas. These methods include using the hard shoulder as a running lane and using variable speed limits to control the flow of traffic.

Crawler Lane – Where the motorway goes uphill steeply, there may be a separate lane for slow-moving vehicles, known as a crawler lane. This helps the faster-moving traffic to flow more easily and will be signposted.

To view all Motorway Road Signs Click Here – You will find all the motorway signs from pages 89 to 93.