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 […]
The government missed an opportunity to shake up HGV testing after a review into the service failed to acknowledge reform was needed, according to Logistics UK. The industry had welcomed the review when it was announced last year by Conservative peer Lord Attlee. At the time, Attlee pointed to the existence of accredited private sector testers for trains, planes and cranes, and questioned why the same testing regime should not apply to HGVs and trailers. In addition, the industry has […]
A transport lawyer has added his voice to growing concerns that there will not be enough HGV access permits for operators wanting to enter the EU in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
Lawyers are working on a High Court legal challenge calling for Smart motorways to be scrapped after two men were knocked down and killed at the roadside by an HGV.