The SURVIVE Group was formed in 1998 following the deaths of 6 breakdown operators on motorway hard shoulders. The group was initially established by representatives from the breakdown / recovery industry with the key purpose being to promote the safety of people stopping on or working on the motorway hard shoulder and high-speed dual carriageways.
However the breakdown and recovery industry was not alone in wanting to ensure the safety of its workers and the general motoring public. The SURVIVE Group has therefore expanded and now includes key organisations including Highways England, the National Police Chiefs' Council, research bodies, the haulage and insurance industries and representatives of the highway maintenance industry.
The scope of the work of the SURVIVE Group has also been extended to now cover all types of roads and also other locations where breakdown/recovery assistance may be provided.
To support the development of the SURVIVE Group and its work, three working groups have been established, each reporting to the SURVIVE Group Executive.
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