A major national campaign to educate the public about how smart motorways work and what to do in the event of a breakdown will launch next month. The move follows widespread criticism that the traffic management technique – which includes the controversial practice of converting the hard shoulder into a live lane – is not fully understood by motorists. In October, HGV driver Prezemyslaw Szuba was jailed for 10 months after he collided with two men on the M1 who […]
Smart motorways are “inherently unsafe and should be abandoned” a South Yorkshire police and crime commissioner is warning.
Transport Secretary Grant Shapps MP has commissioned the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) to independently review safety data relating to smart motorways, amid growing concerns that the roads are dangerous.
Proposed changes to the Highway Code, which include guidance on how smart motorways operate, have been criticised by the widow of a man killed by an HGV on the M1.