Steve Godbold

Steve Godbold was a recovery worker from Kent who was killed instantly last year after he was hit by an HGV which had strayed onto the hard shoulder of the M25 in September as he recovered the broken down vehicle of motorist Nathan Green. Nathan performed CBT on Steve for 20 minutes in an effort to resuscitate him before the emergency services arrived on the scene.

Steve leaves behind his partner Sam Cockerill, who will be left to raise their daughter without her father. After communicating with Steve’s former employer and others in the industry, Sam heard about the several other casualties of involving recovery operators.

It is a testament to Sam’s courage and resolve and courage that she is looking to forge a legacy for her later partner by speaking out and driving the campaign for change. She features in a video on our home page, and has also done national Here she is talking with Nathan, who was also profoundly affected by the incident, telling BBC Breakfast about their experience and the campaign.

All Lane Running Motorway ‘near-miss’

On September 29th  2018 there was a ‘near-miss’ involving an All Lane Running Motorway

A recovery operator escaped without injury after their vehicle was struck whilst attending an incident on the M1 in Northamptonshire.

The recovery agent was working alongside Highways England traffic officers to clear a minor collision. Highways officers had implemented lane closures, and signals on approach the incident warning of a blockage and lane restrictions, when a vehicle breached the lane closure and collided with the rear of the recovery vehicle.

The incident happened on a stretch of recently completed “all lane running” motorway – meaning there is no permanent hard shoulder.

The recovery driver had lowered the platform on his truck and was in the process of loading the stricken vehicle when the collision happened. Thankfully no one was seriously hurt.

CSRRR is calling for the Government to halt its roll-out of All Lane Running motorway schemes.