Dangerous Traffic Stops: Should You Stop on the Shoulder?

Stopping on the shoulder of a freeway or busy road is one of the most dangerous scenarios for any driver. More than 500 people die every year during an accident on the shoulder according to national estimates from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

Despite the dangers, law enforcement officers routinely force drivers to stop on the shoulder as a daily part of their job – but does that make it any safer?