Smart Motorways

Road Safety

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…

Road Safety

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…

Road Safety

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…

Road Safety

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…

Road Safety

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…

Road Safety

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…

Legislation & Regulation

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…

Road Safety

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…

Road Safety

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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