TV presenters work with National Highways to produce useful and practical videos and clips containing advice and information on using the roads.
The footage shows the couple driving on sections of smart motorway, discussing the differences from conventional motorways and explaining how the technology is used to keep traffic moving and motorists as safe as possible.
Suzi and Ortis describe how signs and signals give motorists information about the road ahead, including any obstacles in the road. They also talk about technology being rolled out across the country to detect vehicles that have stopped in live traffic lanes.
They explain what to do in an emergency and also describe Red X signs, emergency zones, operation of all sections of freeway lane and the use of variable speed limits to reduce traffic. congestion.
Suzi, who leads BT Sport’s MotoGP coverage, said:
Every driver improves with more experience and more knowledge of the roads they use. These videos are a quick and easy guide to how smart highways work.
Ortis, a star of Channel 5’s The Gadget Show, said:
Smart highways aim to reduce congestion for millions of motorists. Learning to use them safely is a great way to contribute to road safety.
I would advise anyone using the routes to watch the videos to ensure they know the best course of action in the rare event they break down on their journey.
The videos are available on National Roads Driving on highways Web page.
National Highways Director of Customer Service Mel Clarke said:
Everyone can learn to be a better and safer driver.
We are investing hundreds of millions of pounds to make England’s motorways and main A roads even safer and we can all play our part in ensuring that we and our loved ones know how to use the network safely.
Videos and clips of Suzi and Ortis are posted on national highways Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn channels, providing information about how smart highway works as a whole system and how to drive safely on smart highway.
Updated Highway Traffic Act rules that came into force in September 2021 include clearer advice on where to stop in an emergency. For more information, visit Driving on highways.
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Members of the public should contact the National Highways Customer Contact Center on 0300 123 5000.
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