She added road improvements were under way in the North East and widening would not necessarily be dropped for hard shoulder
running, although officials said it could be cheaper and deliver virtually the same benefits.
The hard shoulder
rules are enforced quite strictly, especially on motorways.
An RAC spokesman said hard shoulders
were dangerous and drivers should always exit their cars on the passenger side.
Vehicles are currently allowed to use the hard shoulder
at busy times with underground sensors detecting the build-up of congestion.
At first a pilot scheme would see buses use the hard shoulder
between Junction 3 of the M8 and the end of the motorway on the outskirts of Edinburgh.
violations face penalty which includes confiscation of the car for a month, fine of Dh600 and black points.
Colonel Hamad Mubarak Bin Athath Al Ameri, Head of the Capital's Traffic Department at the Abu Dhabi Police Traffic and Patrols Directorate, stated that overtaking vehicles from the hard shoulder
could be life threatening to drivers and road users, adding that these kind of offences are caught through electronic traffic monitoring devices and surveillance by authorities on internal and external roads.
Colonel Saif Muhair Al Mazroui, head of Dubai Traffic Police, said the cameras will be moved to different locations at random with the aim of catching the many drivers who use the hard shoulder
as a short cut.
His excuse was just one of a string of bizarre reasons West Midlands drivers gave for pulling up on the hard shoulder
- against the law unless there's a bona fide emergency.
With news this WEEK that new cars sales are on the up, traffic is certainly not going to decrease, opening up a scenario of densely crowded motorways with vehicles increasingly using more stretches of the hard shoulder
Thomas Southward, of Haydock, and his colleague Philip Cawley, of Ashton-in-Makerfield, Wigan, were sitting ducks and were utterly helpless when the lorry drifted into the hard shoulder
of the M6 and ploughed into them.
Police believe the man was in the vicinity of the hard shoulder
of the carriageway for about an hour before he was in collision with a grey VW Passat estate car.
England's newest hard shoulder
running scheme has been officially opened by Roads Minister Mike Penning - cutting congestion and improving safety on the M6 in the West Midlands.
A GOVERNMENT plan to scrap the motorway hard shoulder
threatens to result in more deaths and serious injuries on the roads, says motoring organisation RAC.
Linda Lusardi was on her way to work when she called 999 to see if she could drive on the hard shoulder
, and her "work" happens to be a pantomime.