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How should you use the emergency telephone on a motorway?

Stay close to the carriageway

Face the oncoming traffic
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Keep your back to the traffic

Stand on the hard shoulder

Traffic is passing you at speed. If the draught from a large lorry catches you by surprise, it could blow you off balance and even onto the carriageway. By facing the oncoming traffic, you can see approaching lorries and so be prepared for their draught.