Smart Motorways

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New Parliamentary inquiry into Smart Motorways

The Transport Committee has launched a new inquiry into the benefits and safety of Smart Motorways. There are ongoing call…

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Smart motorways highlight further failings

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has been asked to consider a charge of corporate manslaughter for Highways England following the…

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Is a major review in to smart motorways well overdue?

Smart motorways are “inherently unsafe and dangerous and should be abandoned”. This is the view  of police and crime commissioner…

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Action plan announced to boost smart motorway safety

Eighteen point package of measures to improve safety and public confidence set out by Transport Secretary Plans will see ‘dynamic…

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Brake comments as figures reveal 38 people were killed on smart motorways in last five years

A Freedom of Information (FoI) request sent by BBC’s Panorama to Highways England revealed that on one section of the…

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Explained: how the RAC deals with smart motorway breakdowns

As all lanes of most smart motorways are used for traffic, either all or some of the time, the RAC…

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AA crews instructed not to stop on smart motorways

Earlier this month, the BBC’s Inside Out programme featured a segment on smart motorways, during which former AA patrolman of…

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68% of drivers say smart motorways compromise safety

To increase capacity on the country’s busiest roads over one hundred miles of hard shoulder have been converted by Highways…

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Smart motorways to be reviewed

According to reports from the BBC, Graham Shapps, the Transport Secretary, has told MPs “We know people are dying on…

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