Our major road network is growing. But do YOU know what to do if you breakdown on one of them?

With the Conservative government committed to a massive programme of building new motorways and trunk roads, Britain’s largest road rescue organisation is reminding drivers of the perils of breaking down on major highways.

Safety experts at the Automobile Association have produced guidelines for any drivers involved in a breakdown on a motorway or A-road. Do all your business drivers know them?

The safe response to a breakdown starts with:

“Get your vehicle off the road if possible and warn other traffic by using your hazard warning lights,” says the AA.

Discover the full list of what to do to stay safe if you breakdown on a major road here.

As the motorway network grows, the AA is also stressing the specific driving rules and tips that apply to driving on these routes. There have been changes to tackle tailgating and hogging the middle lane in the last few years that older drivers may not be aware of. Do all your drivers know them?

Brush up on your knowledge with this special AA guide, which includes safety advice from the AA Driving School.

Understanding what to do if you or one of your drivers breaks down on the motorway or trunk road will become more important as Britain’s strategic network grows dramatically over the coming years. Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has called the present government’s £24bn road-building scheme "the biggest, boldest and most far-reaching roads programme for decades".

Scores of new road schemes are expected and extra lanes added to many motorway sections. Many important A-roads will be transformed into ‘Expressways’ with standards of safety and performance similar to motorways.

On behalf of road users, AA President Edmund King welcomed the new trunk road plans. “All road users are entitled to safe and uncongested national arteries,” he said.

Did you know that the AA is Allstar’s partner in providing a complete breakdown and repair service to business road users?

Allstar has teamed up with the leading motoring organisation to offer breakdown cover and the fuel assist service to our customers.

Contact Allstar for more details on how to add this to your account here.