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You’re on a three-lane motorway. A red cross is showing above the hard shoulder and mandatory speed limits above all other lanes. What does this mean?

The hard shoulder can be used as a rest area if you feel tired

The hard shoulder is for emergency or breakdown use only
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The hard shoulder can be used as a normal running lane

The hard shoulder has a speed limit of 50 mph

A red cross above the hard shoulder shows that it’s closed as a running lane and should only be used for emergencies or breakdowns. On a smart motorway, the hard shoulder may be used as a running lane at busy times. This will be shown by a mandatory speed