A device has been designed which aims to reduce the number of crashes caused by vehicles broken down on a hard shoulder.
The ‘Road Safety Unit’, which is currently awaiting a patent, has been developed by Gary Lewis who claims that around 12% of fatal accidents on British motorways occur on the hard shoulder.
Gary, who invented the product after a member of his family was involved in a collision on a hard shoulder, said: “In the situation of a breakdown we are advised to turn on the hazard lights and exit the vehicle, especially on a motorway.
“Initially hazard lights were a good indicator as to when a vehicle is in difficultly, but they are now commonly used for a number of different situations.
“Most modern cars come equipped with reflective warning triangles, but ironically they come with the warning not to use them on the motorway as they become a hazard.
“The Road Safety Unit increases the visibility of a stationary vehicle and keeps the driver visible and safe.”
For more information contact Gary Lewis.