Surrey and Sussex police stop 105 drivers using mobile phones in clampdown ahead of law change


Police in Surrey and Sussex say they stopped 173 drivers on the M25 in one week, including 105 motorists who were illegally using a mobile phone,
Smart motorway roadworks speed limit to increase from 50mph to 60mph

Smart motorway rollout paused


The government is to suspend the rollout of new smart motorways until at least 2025 amid concerns by safety campaigners and MPs.
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Crash at smart motorway while widow visits site


The widow of a man who died on a smart motorway witnessed a motorway crash near the scene of her husband's accident while having her photo taken.
Insulate Britain protestors could be jailed for future M25 protests after new court injunction

Insulate Britain protestors could be jailed


A court injunction has been granted to National Highways against activists from Insulate Britain.
Arrests following fifth M25 protest by Insulate Britain to block the motorway

More arrests in ongoing M25 protests


Police have arrested 23 protestors from the environmental group Insulate Britain following a protest that blocked part of the M25.
Government faces legal action over safety of smart motorways

Government faces legal action over smart motorways


A law firm has threatened legal action against the government unless "all lanes running" (ALR) smart motorways are abandoned.
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.
New motorway speed limits have halved pollution in some areas of Wales

New speed limit halves Welsh motorway pollution


Lower speed limits introduced on high-pollution stretches of Welsh motorways have been successful in halving levels of harmful emissions.
Research calls for long-haul e-highways for motorways and A-roads

Motorways could get power lines for EV lorries


A government-backed study has recommended that slow lanes on motorways should be transformed into “e-highways” for lorries.
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.
Garden villages have created car-dependent populations, says report

Planned garden villages 'too car-dependent'


A new study has found that the rural idyll of garden towns may have, in reality, formed populations completely dependent on cars.
Smart motorways might finally be getting smart

Government tackles smart motorways after criticism


After years of public criticism, the government is making changes to smart motorways.

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.