Top Ten Motorway Dangers

A recent survey carried out by GEM Motoring Assist has revealed the top ten motorway dangers, the most serious offences committed on a daily basis on our motorways.

For those of us who drive and dare to venture onto the motorway we can probably recall a time when we have seen a fellow driver acting dangerously or maybe even some of us will admit to our own dangerous driving habits.

Here are the top ten motorway dangers as found in the survey:

  1. Tailgating
  2. Driving whilst using a mobile phone
  3. Driving in the middle lane when the left hand lane is empty
  4. Changing lanes without adequate observations or signals
  5. Driving on the hard shoulder to avoid traffic
  6. Entering a motorway from a slip road without adequate observations or signals
  7. Driving too slowly
  8. Speeding
  9. Use of the outside lane by LGV’s
  10. Stopping on the hard shoulder when there is no emergency

The survey also revealed that a massive 70% of motorists do not take precautions before making long journeys. Simple things such as checking the oil, tyre pressure and water can mean that you don’t have to spend time broken down on the hard shoulder of the motorway!

Breaking down is something that we all want to avoid, when you hire a car, minibus or van from Intack Self Drive then you can rest assured. All of our prices are inclusive of 24 hour breakdown cover so it doesn’t matter when or where you break down you know that there will always be someone there to help you out!

What is more, if you need a vehicle for an extended period of time then our contact hire maybe for you. We can tailor make you a contract to suit your needs and your budget and you never need to worry about facing a suddenly high price as payments are once a month and these are fixed payments.

Whilst also hiring a vehicle from Intack if you have an accident and it is not your fault then our comprehensive accident assistance can have you back on the road within the hour.

For more information about vehicle hire or contract hire from Intack then contact us on 01254 970027 or email

27th April 2011, 16:54