DfT and Highways England threatened with “formal legal action” over smart motorways


 

The risk of being involved in a breakdown on a stretch of all-lanes running (ALR) smart motorway is 216% higher than on a standard motorway because there is no hard shoulder for drivers to move to, according to a damning new report. The study, commissioned by Irwin Mitchell solicitors and prepared by transport specialists Royal HaskoningDHV found that ALRs have the “lowest level of intrinsic safety” when compared to any other form of motorway and that the government’s decision to […]