Smart Motorways

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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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