AndyPoms wrote:What does it matter what type of vehicle it is? You still have to exercise caution & it's more buttons to press
Because not all roads have shoulders wide enough to accommodate all widths of vehicle. In these cases it helpful to know what kind of vehicle is on the shoulder (and if its partly on the road or not); especially so in low visibility areas (such as on bends or the brows of hills) or in low visibility weather conditions (such as heavy rain or fog). Also, slowing down for a motorbike which has stopped on the shoulder of a freeway can be a little excessive.