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soft shoulder

n.
A border of soft earth running along the edge of a road.

soft shoulder

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soft verge

n
(Automotive Engineering) a soft edge along the side of a road that is unsuitable for vehicles to drive on
Translations

soft shoulder

soft verge n (Aut) → banchina non transitabile
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In order to avoid a collision, I swerved into the thankfully wide but sloping and very soft verge.
EDF Energy Renewables' head of construction John Penman said: "We can confirm that a delivery vehicle working for the manufacturer supplying the turbines to the Barmoor wind farm, lost its way to site on local roads yesterday and got stuck in the soft verge at the entrance to Roughting Linn Farm.
Who on earth authorised such a thing do they not realise if a cyclist comes off their bike and they come into contact with one of these they will more than likely suffer serious injury rather than fall on to a soft verge even more so during the event.
The flight from Dubai, which had been diverted to Birmingham because of disruption at London's Heathrow Airport, made a routine landing but strayed on to the soft verge while taxiing to a terminal building.
But as he drove his prized possession on a single-track road, a wheel caught a soft verge and he careered into the ditch.
A wheel caught a soft verge causing him to steer it into a ditch.
Last time out I missed a corner in broad daylight, somewhere on a lonely and lovely B-road in Scotland, caught out by a decreasing radius and an enormous rut on the soft verge, where some heavily-laden lorry had made the same mistake.
A set of flowering cherry trees will be placed in the soft verge on Birmingham Road.
The offside wheels had dug into the soft verge off the carriageway and the vehicle grounded on the edge, making it difficult for the driver to get back up on to the roadway.
One car did get stuck and had to be pulled free after misreading a soft verge for the track, but that was driver error.
The truck skidded out of control on a rainsoaked roundabout, hit the soft verge and toppled onto Eddie's Vauxhall Astra in Lowestoft, Suffolk.