breakdown lane


: an area along the side of a highway where vehicles are able to stop for an emergency

Examples of breakdown lane in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Two travel lanes on Interstate 295 north were shut down after the crash, with traffic moved into the breakdown lane. Talia Lissauer,, 30 Aug. 2023 Moments later security cameras capture the bus pulling into the breakdown lane and a small crowd of passengers tumbling out of the bus and fleeing as smoke slowly drifted from the vehicle. Sarah Rumpf-Whitten, Fox News, 18 Aug. 2023 Upon arrival, first responders found the mother and her newborn baby boy in their car parked in the breakdown lane, Patrick O’Halloran, a firefighter paramedic, said in a phone call. Maeve Lawler,, 3 Aug. 2023 Read full article Three of the travel lanes were closed with only the breakdown lane open to traffic. Ashley Soebroto,, 25 June 2023 Bautista allegedly continued driving at high speeds onto Route 140 before stopping in a breakdown lane just before the Interstate 95 on-ramp and fleeing on foot, State Police said. Nick Stoico,, 3 Apr. 2023 Shortly before the crash, officials said, the State Police Framingham barracks was alerted to a pedestrian walking in the breakdown lane of the highway, the release said. Travis Andersen,, 24 Feb. 2023 See More

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“Breakdown lane.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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