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On a motorway, what’s an emergency refuge area used for?

In cases of emergency or breakdown
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If you think you'll be involved in a road rage incident

For a police patrol to park and watch traffic

For construction and road workers to store emergency equipment

Emergency refuge areas are built at the side of the hard shoulder. If you break down, try to get your vehicle into the refuge, where there’s an emergency telephone. The phone connects directly to a control centre. Remember to take care when rejoining the