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    Not right now. I've seen this while driving a couple of times in the last 6 months or so. Both times a big lorry FWIW.

    Each time I've called it in on 101 (on the hands free while continuing to drive, I think that's still legal).

    Each time it's taken about 15 minutes to get through to someone to speak to. The more recent time their response when the location was given was: 'ahh, I don't think that's our area, it's in the neighbouring county' which didn't inspire great confidence.

    What's the right thing to do in this situation? Should you dial 999? It does seem like a high risk of high harm situation.

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    When Iíve seen stuff in the road that I consider dangerous Iíve always called 999. They are always helpful and send a car to look.

    Not sure if thatís wrong but if itís dangerous I canít see why it would be.

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    I saw one once when I was on the bike on the M25. I stopped at the next emergency phone and reported it.

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    Default Re: Stationary vehicle in the live carriageway - what to do?

    Take another shot of Tequila?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KungFooBob View Post
    Take another shot of Tequila?
    Only if you have a line of coke chaser natch

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    Quote Originally Posted by KungFooBob View Post
    Take another shot of Tequila?
    I might spill my beer.

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    I once rang up the motorway people up when I saw a load of pens, pencils, rulers and sharpeners driving down the road.

    They said it sounds like a stationary vehicle.

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    Default Re: Stationary vehicle in the live carriageway - what to do?

    If in doubt, 999. 101 is toss and takes forever to get through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ant View Post
    I once rang up the motorway people up when I saw a load of pens, pencils, rulers and sharpeners driving down the road.

    They said it sounds like a stationary vehicle.
    Might work better with “stationery.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by ink ink View Post
    Might work better with “stationery.”
    Whoosh

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    Default Re: Stationary vehicle in the live carriageway - what to do?

    999 if it's in the carriageway.

    An obstruction in the road is a G1 immediate (blue light) response.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nordboy View Post
    999 if it's in the carriageway.

    An obstruction in the road is a G1 immediate (blue light) response.
    And the wah wahs?

    Or is the nah nahs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by saga_lout View Post
    And the wah wahs?
    Of course the wah wahs!! Loud wah wahs save lives

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    Cheers gents.

    Amazingly I passed another stationary vehicle in the live carriageway of a major dual carriageway. It had its hazards on and looked empty of people (I think...).

    I called it in on 999. They took it seriously and said thank you. And that an emergency vehicle would be sent as a priority.

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    FWIW, if you do breakdown and haven't been able to get off the main carriageway:
    - get out of the vehicle
    - if there's a barrier, get behind it
    - stand away from traffic, where you can see the rear of your vehicle*

    * This is counter-intuitive, but the point is that if someone else hits your vehicle it would insult to injury (or vice versa) if you were run over by your own broken-down car - or possibly both of them.

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