Government faces legal action over safety of smart motorways


A law firm has threatened legal action against the government unless "all lanes running" (ALR) smart motorways are abandoned.
Littering motorists to be caught on camera as instances rise

New cameras to catch littering motorists


Drivers could be fined up to £120 for dropping rubbish out of their cars after new camera technology is installed.
Smart motorway safety tech only installed on 37 miles of network

Safety tech only on 37 miles of smart motorway


A system designed to make smart motorways safer has only been installed on 37 miles of the network since it was announced in March 2020.
Experts link £25m rise in statutory vehicle recovery to smart motorways

Drivers foot £25m bill for smart motorway recovery


A 33% rise in cars recovered under "statutory removal" powers over the last five years has been linked to smart motorways by experts.
Half of £75m fund to lower motorway pollution has gone unspent

Half of motorway anti-pollution fund goes unspent


Almost half of a £75m fund intended to bring down the levels of pollution on the UK’s motorways has gone unspent, an official review has found.

Top cop: smart motorways are 'death traps'


MPs have urged the government to cease the expansion of the smart motorway network, amid growing concerns over their safety credentials.

One in four drivers believe smart motorways unsafe


Almost a quarter (24%) of drivers in the UK believe smart motorways are unsafe, according to a new survey.

Video: Runaway trailer causes huge traffic jam


Highways England has urged drivers to ensure anything being towed is properly connected, after a runaway wagon caused a five-mile jam on the M25.

Motorway breakdowns rise by 20% in five years


The number of car breakdowns on UK motorways has risen by nearly 20% since 2014, according to new figures released by Highways England.

Teen driver avoids crash with out-of-control lorry


A teen driver avoided a potentially very nasty accident, by successfully swerving away from an out-of-control lorry on the A34 dual carriageway.

Highways England braces for surge in breakdowns


Highways England is estimating up to 50,000 cars could require roadside assistance on UK motorways over the next 10 weeks.
Smart motorway roadworks speed limit to increase from 50mph to 60mph

Drivers risk £100 fine for ignoring motorway signs


By autumn 2019, police forces will be able to use cameras to catch and penalise drivers who illegally drive down closed lanes on smart motorways.
Highways England has its eyes set on autonomous dump trucks

Highways England trials self-driving dump trucks


Highways England has begun field trials of a self-driving dump truck at the construction of a new bypass in Cambridgeshire.