Let’s make Recovery safer

The people of the Roadside Rescue & Recovery Industry play a vital part in our lives.  When things go wrong for us on the roads they’re there whatever the weather, day and night.

But the roadside is a hazardous place and there continue to be too many fatalities and injuries.

We are calling on government protect the lives of the men and women who work in the recovery industry by listening to their concerns and taking account of their interest in making policy. Specifically, we are calling for:

  • Red lights

    We are pushing for recovery workers to be able to display prominent red lights while attending accidents and breakdowns, rather than the amber lights mandated at present. More information

  • Safer ‘smart’ motorways

    We are calling for the Government to halt the roll-out of all-lane running motorways and to implement so-called ‘smart’ motorways in a way that takes account of the rights of those who work on the hard shoulder – particularly recovery operators. More information

  • Data

    We are also urging the Department for Transport to collect data on the number of specific casualties involving recovery workers. More information

  • Increased awareness

    Building on the work of the ‘Slow Down, Move Over UK’ campaign by raising awareness of the dangers posed to recovery operators as they carry out their duties, and to inform road users of how to approach incidents. More information

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