It is becoming increasingly common for logistic drivers to stop randomly on the motorway, but this needs to stop. Stopping on the motorway, whether on the hard shoulder or in an emergency layby, you really shouldn’t be doing this unless it is an emergency. There has been an increase in lorry drivers stopping in these places to go toilet or even have a break so their time doesn’t overrun behind the wheel. Doing this is incredibly dangerous as it does not allow other people to use the area when there is an actual emergency to be solved. As a lorry driver, it is your responsibility to time your journeys and take regular breaks in the safe zone of service stations. Plan your journey so your timings are in line with when service stations will be around. Don’t put yourself or others at risk by stopping randomly on the motorway.