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More emergency areas for England’s smart motorways

ROAD SAFETY

07 June 2019
 

Highways England is to shorten the intervals between emergency areas on smart motorways in response to continuing concerns that the roads are unsafe.

Transport minister Jesse Norman told MPs of the plans last month. “To help drivers feel more confident they can find a place to stop in an emergency, Highways England have committed to reducing the maximum spacing of emergency areas, which is currently about every mile-and-a-half (about 90 seconds at 60mph), to around every mile (about every...

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