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Accidents fall on managed motorway pilot

The first managed motorway project in the UK, on the M42 in the West Midlands, appears to have significantly reduced the number of personal injury accidents, according to a three-year review published by the Highways Agency.

Managed motorways include hard shoulder running and variable speed limits to ease congestion during the busiest times of day. Consultant Mott MacDonald reports that during the first 36 months of four-lane variable speed limit operation on the M42 between junctions 3A and 7,...

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