Smart Motorways Leave Drivers Dumbfounded

According to data from the RAC Report on Motoring 2021, 62% of drivers believe all-lane-running (ALR) smart motorways should be scrapped.  Smart motorways use the hard shoulder as a running lane with variable speed limits. However, 84% of motorists surveyed believe safety is compromised by the permanent removal of the hard shoulder. This figure has […]

Fatalities on smart motorways on the up

New data provided by the Department for Transport (DfT) has shown that fatality rates on smart motorways have overtaken conventional motorways in recent years. This has sparked further discussion around the safety of these “high-tech highways”. In 2018 and 2019, the fatality rates on smart motorways rose to 0.19 and 0.14 per hundred million vehicle […]

Britain’s killer motorways: shock at death toll increase

The UK Government has revealed that 38 people have been killed on smart motorways over the last five years. The statistics come after Highways England responded to a Freedom of Information (FoI) request from BBC’s Panorama programme, “Britain’s Killer Motorways”. The report also found that on one section of the M25, the number of ‘near […]