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Shapps pledges to act as BBC probes smart motorway safety

Roads

Andrew Forster
07 February 2020
Smart motorways:  under fire
Smart motorways: under fire

 

Transport secretary Grant Shapps is preparing to order changes to the design and operation of ‘smart motorways’ amid concern about their safety. 

The BBC’s Panorama programme last week highlighted the safety concerns, with harrowing accounts of people killed after their vehicle broke down in a live running lane and was struck by other traffic.  

Shapps told Panorama that the Government would install more emergency refuge areas on smart motorways and end the practice...

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