Coroner calls for urgent review of smart motorways after inquest into M1 deaths


 

Smart motorways present “an ongoing risk of future deaths” and a review into their safety should now be undertaken, a coroner has concluded. Following an inquest into the deaths of two men on a stretch of the M1 in South Yorkshire, Sheffield coroner David Urpeth said he would be writing to the transport secretary and Highways England explaining that the use of hard shoulders as a live traffic lane was confusing and dangerous. HGV driver Prezemyslaw Szuba was jailed for […]