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Smart motorway roll-out should be paused until safety can be assured, say MPs

Transport Committee calls for extra refuges to be added along all-running routes

Mark Moran
02 November 2021
A smart all-running motorway (DfT image)
A smart all-running motorway (DfT image)

 

MPs have called on the government to pause the roll-out of all-lane running ‘smart motorways’ until five years of safety and economic data is available and safety improvements have been delivered and independently evaluated.

The House of Commons Transport Committee says that the Department for Transport and Highways England have failed to deliver on promises to implement safety improvements for all-lane running smart motorways. All-lane running smart motorways use the hard shoulder...

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