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Full speed ahead for new-style managed motorways despite safety fears

Construction of a new design of managed motorway is due to begin on sections of the M1 and M25 this spring. But the emergency services and motoring organisations remain concerned that the design could lead to more collisions involving stationary vehicles in live running lanes

Andrew Forster
11 January 2013
MM-ALR is predicted to have a lower hazard risk than the baseline of a dual three-lane motorway without MIDAS traffic sensors (D3M without MIDAS) but has a much higher rating than the M42 pilot managed motorway (M42 ATM)
MM-ALR is predicted to have a lower hazard risk than the baseline of a dual three-lane motorway without MIDAS traffic sensors (D3M without MIDAS) but has a much higher rating than the M42 pilot managed motorway (M42 ATM)

 

THE HIGHWAYS Agency this week said it was pressing ahead with the implementation of a new design of managed motorway despite continuing concerns about the safety of the design from the police, fire service and motorists’ organisations.

A major expansion of managed motorways in England is planned over the next few years, as ministers seek to squeeze more capacity out of the network without resorting to more expensive widening.

Managed motorways have already been implemented on parts of the...

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