Smart Motorways

Road Safety
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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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Drivers are to blame for smart motorway crash statistics, not new road design – suggests roads chief

Jim O’Sullivan, the chief executive of Highways England cited examples of motorists stopping to exchange contact details after minor shunts…

Road Safety
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Highways England statement following publication of DfT’s Reported road casualties in Great Britain: 2018 report

Highways England’s Head of Road Safety Richard Leonard said: Our aim is to provide a network where no one is…

Road Safety
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Roadside recovery industry offered ‘smart’ training by Highways England

Highways England, the government company responsible for the country’s motorways and major A roads, has joined forces with the Network…

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Hard shoulder given the cold shoulder by motorists

– 56% of motorists say they avoid driving on an open hard shoulder on smart motorways – – Drivers admit…

Road Safety
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Safety on smart motorways

Due to the recent media backlash on the safety of smart motorways – Highways England has responded with the following:…

Road Safety
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Smart motorways ‘a risk to life’

First introduced in 2014, smart motorways use variable speed limits to manage traffic and tackle stop-start congestion. The hard shoulder…

Road Safety
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Big changes to motorway driving as red X fines come in

Police now have the power to punish those who drive in closed lanes on smart motorways, under Home Office legislation…

Legislation & Regulation
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You can now be banned from driving for making this simple motorway mistake

UK MOTORISTS are being reminded of a driving law on the motorway which could see them be banned from driving and land a hefty fine