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thetimes.co.uk 5 days ago
Smart motorways were a tragic misjudgment

Smart motorways were a tragic misjudgment

You’re hurtling along at 70mph in your metal tube, mere metres from hundreds of other hurtling metal tubes, on the most overcrowded roads in Europe. Think abou [...]

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thetimes.co.uk 3 days ago
Times letters: Smart motorways have run out of road

Times letters: Smart motorways have run out of road

Sir, Janice Turner makes an eloquent attack on so-called smart motorways (“Smart motorways were a tragic misjudgment”, Jan 15). One aspect not mentioned is tha

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Star comment: Right to hit pause button on smart motorways

Star comment: Right to hit pause button on smart motorways

The hazards of smart motorways have either been denied or downplayed.

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express.co.uk 8 days ago
Families of crash victims back halt to smart motorways

Families of crash victims back halt to smart motorways

THE families of people killed on smart motorways have welcomed a Government decision to pause their rollout over safety concerns.

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thetimes.co.uk 48 days ago
Drivers who break down on smart motorways more likely to risk their lives

Drivers who break down on smart motorways more likely to risk their lives

The AA is warning drivers against “motorway madness” after a survey found that those who break down on smart motorways are twice as likely to stay in their car

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dailymail.co.uk 71 days ago
Will rollout of smart motorways screech to a halt?

Will rollout of smart motorways screech to a halt?

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps is mulling over the move for when he officially responds to a damning report by MPs which called for their rollout to be pause [...]

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express.co.uk 74 days ago
Nothing smart about death-traps of smart motorways, says RICHARD MADELEY

Nothing smart about death-traps of smart motorways, says RICHARD MADELEY

THIS WEEK I want to hand part of this column over to you. Below is a hair-raising personal testimony to the death-trap dangers of so-called "smart" motorways.

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dailymail.co.uk 77 days ago
Grant Shapps considers halting new smart motorways

Grant Shapps considers halting new smart motorways

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said he will 'carefully consider' a report by MPs calling for halt in the development of new smart motorways due to the safety [...]

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express.co.uk 78 days ago
‘Absolute madness’: Calls for public consultation on smart motorways over safety concern

‘Absolute madness’: Calls for public consultation on smart motorways over safety concern

THE ROLLOUT of smart motorways must be stopped, according to a group of MP's, citing safety fears, as drivers debate whether they are necessary.

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express.co.uk 79 days ago
MPs plea to hit the brakes on smart motorways due to lack of safety data

MPs plea to hit the brakes on smart motorways due to lack of safety data

ROLLOUT of smart motorways should be suspended over safety concerns, say MPs.

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express.co.uk 79 days ago
'Doesn't bear thinking about' Richard Madeley demands smart motorways to be scrapped

'Doesn't bear thinking about' Richard Madeley demands smart motorways to be scrapped

RICHARD MADELEY launched into a rant during Tuesday's Good Morning Britain as he spoke with guest Claire Mercer, whose husband died after breaking down on a sm [...]

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dailymail.co.uk 79 days ago
KARL MCCARTNEY: This dangerous 'smart' motorways experiment must end

KARL MCCARTNEY: This dangerous 'smart' motorways experiment must end

KARL MCCARTNEY: Failure-prone traffic technology which relies on CCTV and warning signs has too often resulted in catastrophic pile-ups, with serious injuries [...]

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thetimes.co.uk 114 days ago
Boris Johnson orders investigation into safety of smart motorways

Boris Johnson orders investigation into safety of smart motorways

Boris Johnson has ordered an inquiry into smart motorways after a newspaper investigation revealed problems with the technology used to keep motorists safe.The

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dailymail.co.uk 114 days ago
Boris Johnson orders proper inquiry into smart motorways after probe

Boris Johnson orders proper inquiry into smart motorways after probe

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has demanded a 'thorough' inquiry into smart motorways after the Mail's damning undercover investigation revealed they were plague [...]

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Mark Andrews on Saturday: A barking-mad idea, trigger warnings and the end of the road for 'smart' motorways

Mark Andrews on Saturday: A barking-mad idea, trigger warnings and the end of the road for 'smart' motorways

Mark Howell, a councillor from Dorset, says it is time to 'phase out' large and medium-sized dogs. He likens owning a labrador or alsatian to driving a Toyota [...]

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telegraph.co.uk 7 days ago
How Britain got smart motorways so wrong

How Britain got smart motorways so wrong

If the whole sorry saga had not been so costly – both in lives and money – it would appear almost farcical

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express.co.uk 8 days ago
Rollout of 'death trap' smart motorways paused as campaigners say it's 'not good enough'

Rollout of 'death trap' smart motorways paused as campaigners say it's 'not good enough'

THE ROLLOUT of smart motorways has been paused until five years of safety data has been collected, as campaigners condemn the Government for "wasting time".

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lbc.co.uk 8 days ago
'Death trap' smart motorways rollout halted in win for Nick Ferrari campaign

'Death trap' smart motorways rollout halted in win for Nick Ferrari campaign

The rollout of "death trap" smart motorways will be paused amid safety concerns, the Department for Transport (DfT) has confirmed.

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thetimes.co.uk 60 days ago
‘Smart’ motorways make no sense to real experts

‘Smart’ motorways make no sense to real experts

Those responsible for introducing smart motorways should be held to account (“Despair of smart motorway architect”, News, last week). Having spent a considerab [...]

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thetimes.co.uk 71 days ago
Extra lay-bys for new smart motorways

Extra lay-bys for new smart motorways

More than 80 miles of smart motorways under construction will be fitted with additional emergency areas. National Highways, the agency responsible for the moto [...]

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thesun.co.uk 75 days ago
Smart motorways are deadly and dumb - ministers have blood on their hands

Smart motorways are deadly and dumb - ministers have blood on their hands

THIS will come as no surprise but I’m not an engineer. You will not be shocked to hear that I’m not a scientist. I won’t knock you over with a feather if I tel [...]

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express.co.uk 78 days ago
‘I don’t feel safe’ Susanna Reid furious as she shares concerns over smart motorways

‘I don’t feel safe’ Susanna Reid furious as she shares concerns over smart motorways

SUSANNA REID has shared her concerns over smart motorways and the risk they bring to drivers on the road.

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thetimes.co.uk 78 days ago
There’s still no assurance smart motorways are safe

There’s still no assurance smart motorways are safe

We’ve been here before. Back in 2016, the transport select committee called the removal of the hard shoulder on smart motorways a radical change that carried s [...]

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scotsman.com 79 days ago
Why MPs have called for a delay in the rollout of smart motorways

Why MPs have called for a delay in the rollout of smart motorways

National Highways (formerly Highways England) and the UK Government have repeatedly insisted that, mile-for-mile, smart motorways are safer than conventional m [...]

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thesun.co.uk 79 days ago
Ministers urged to halt the rollout of 'deadly' smart motorways for 5yrs

Ministers urged to halt the rollout of 'deadly' smart motorways for 5yrs

MINISTERS must halt the rollout of smart motorways for five years, MPs say. The roads — on which the hard shoulder is replaced with a normal lane — should be p [...]

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thetimes.co.uk 79 days ago
Halt spread of smart motorways, say MPs

Halt spread of smart motorways, say MPs

No more smart motorways should be created until their safety can be ensured, a parliamentary report has said.The transport select committee said that the go

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dailymail.co.uk 99 days ago
Families of people killed on smart motorways demand answers

Families of people killed on smart motorways demand answers

A Daily Mail investigation revealed devastating shortfalls in the smart motorway system, which led to several deaths, and prompted Boris Johnson to order a 'th [...]

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dailymail.co.uk 114 days ago
Damning figures that prove smart motorways cost MORE lives

Damning figures that prove smart motorways cost MORE lives

The disclosure blows a hole in repeated claims by ministers and highways bosses that smart motorways are 'as safe as, or safer than' their conventional counter [...]

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theweek.co.uk 115 days ago
How safe are smart motorways? | The Week UK

How safe are smart motorways? | The Week UK

Investigation suggests technical failings are putting lives at risk

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Government acting ‘incredulously’ over smart motorways, says MP

Government acting ‘incredulously’ over smart motorways, says MP

A Conservative MP has accused the Government of acting “incredulously” by refusing to scrap smart motorways.

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express.co.uk 8 days ago
Smart motorways will not be built for years as roads face 'multi-million pound' upgrade

Smart motorways will not be built for years as roads face 'multi-million pound' upgrade

NEW smart motorway schemes will not be built with construction set to be suspended across several new projects.

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thetimes.co.uk 67 days ago
Readers’ poll: should smart motorways be scrapped?

Readers’ poll: should smart motorways be scrapped?

The former transport minister who signed off the UK’s smart motorways programme has called them “disastrous”. Writing in The Sunday Times, Sir Mike Penning sai [...]

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dailymail.co.uk 72 days ago
More miles of smart motorways are to open

More miles of smart motorways are to open

Highways bosses are reportedly ignoring guidance issued by transport secretary Grant Shapps which states refuges on smart motorways should be no more than one [...]

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express.co.uk 76 days ago
‘Daunting’: Smart motorways slammed over ‘alarming’ death rates as Shapps hints at reform

‘Daunting’: Smart motorways slammed over ‘alarming’ death rates as Shapps hints at reform

SMART motorways have been slammed this week over fears relating to the safety of the stretches of road which have led to a number of accidents and deaths.

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dailymail.co.uk 78 days ago
Clamour grows for Grant Shapps to scrap smart motorways

Clamour grows for Grant Shapps to scrap smart motorways

Grant Shapps was under mounting pressure to abolish smart motorways from politicians and families of victims who died on the roads after a damning report said [...]

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kentonline.co.uk 78 days ago

00:00 Campaigner's plea to halt smart motorway construction in Kent following tragic death of partner

Campaigners in Kent are demanding for smart motorway construction to be halted, over fears of road casualties. It comes as MPs and the Commons Transport Select [...]

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express.co.uk 79 days ago
'Overwhelming anger!' Richard Madeley highlights fury at smart motorways - ‘heart sinks'

'Overwhelming anger!' Richard Madeley highlights fury at smart motorways - ‘heart sinks'

RICHARD MADELEY has confirmed his "heart sinks" when driving down smart motorway lanes over safety concerns.

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dailymail.co.uk 79 days ago
MPs put the brakes on smart motorways and demand more laybys

MPs put the brakes on smart motorways and demand more laybys

In a damning report, MPs accused transport chiefs and civil servants of pressing ahead with the roads despite 'major concerns'. More than 50 people died on the [...]

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dailymail.co.uk 79 days ago
Protesters against smart motorways carry coffins to Westminster

Protesters against smart motorways carry coffins to Westminster

Around 50 demonstrators carrying coffins marched to Parliament Square today to demand a ban on all-lane (ALR) motorways, which can convert the hard shoulder in [...]

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dailymail.co.uk 113 days ago
Highway to hell: Rebellion breaks out over smart motorways

Highway to hell: Rebellion breaks out over smart motorways

A rebellion has erupted at National Highways after the chief executive tried to play down the Mail's undercover investigation into 'death trap' smart motorways [...]

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dailymail.co.uk 114 days ago
JOHN APTER: Even we police officers don't feel safe on smart motorways

JOHN APTER: Even we police officers don't feel safe on smart motorways

JOHN APTER: Motorways are dangerous and unforgiving places at the best of times. Anyone who has been forced to retreat on to the hard shoulder knows that reali [...]

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express.co.uk 127 days ago
Most drivers want smart motorways scrapped amid ‘safety concerns’ - expert warning

Most drivers want smart motorways scrapped amid ‘safety concerns’ - expert warning

A MAJORITY of drivers think the hard shoulder should be reinstated and have all-lane-running smart motorways scrapped.

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