Three out of five British drivers want smart motorways scrapped for safety reasons


Nearly two thirds of drivers believe that variable hard shoulder use in so-called “smart” motorways should be scrapped, according to the RAC.
Return of hard shoulder to motorways would endanger drivers, says government minister

Return of hard shoulder 'risks 25 extra deaths'


Reinstalling hard shoulders on smart motorways may cause at least 25 extra road deaths per year, according to a government minister.
No new smart motorways to open without stopped vehicle detection system installed

All new smart motorways must have stopped car tech


Every new section of smart motorway designated as "all-lane running" (ALR) must include technology that can automatically spot broken down cars.
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.