Transport secretary orders safety review of smart motorways


 

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. In a written statement to Parliament, Shapps also said he was delaying the publication of a progress report from Highways England on smart motorway safety until the summer, despite recently telling MPs he would report back “very quickly”. Shapps said: “Earlier this year, I asked for a one-year on […]