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Bring back hard shoulders, says RAC after ‘colossal waste of money’

24 April 2024
 

Hard shoulders on smart motorways should be permanently re-introduced or only be opened to traffic during busy periods, said the RAC. Although the hard shoulder is by “no means a safe location”, in the event of a breakdown it is still much safer than “being stranded in a live lane of traffic waiting for the ‘red X closed lane’ sign to be turned on”.

It is 10 years since the first all-lane-running stretch of smart motorway opened on the M25 in Hertfordshire,...

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