smart motorway


‘Two-second rule’ campaign launched by National Highways

National Highways have launched a new campaign to tackle the issue of tailgating, a factor in around 1 in 8 crashes on England’s motorways. Read More

New equipment cuts time taken to move stranded vehicles to safety

National Highways has invested £200,000 in new equipment and training to help cut the time taken to move a stranded vehicle to safety on motorways. Read More

New campaign launched to urge drivers to gain a better understanding of smart motorways

Two TV presenters are working with National Highways to produce helpful, practical videos featuring advice and information about using smart motorways. Read More

Government delays rollout of further all-lane smart motorways in response to Transport Committee report

The implementation of new ‘all-lane running’ smart motorways has been paused while the safety of the initiative is assessed, the government has said. Read More

Quality assurance of all lane running motorway data published

The Office of Rail and Road (ORR) has released a report, following an independent review of the data concerning the safety of all lane running motorways. Read More

ORR Report finds that smart motorways are the safest roads in the country

Report by the ORR supports National Highway’s findings that smart motorways are the safest roads in the country. Read More

Whistleblower claims smart motorway system failure

It’s been claimed that computer systems controlling signs on smart motorways crashed three times in four days, meaning signs across hundreds of miles of motorway could not be changed. Read More

How safe are smart motorways? Only 48% of motorists say they know how to use them

Inquiry in 2019 M1 deaths says smart motorways carry ‘an ongoing risk of future deaths’. Read More

£5m campaign to educate the public announced as smart motorway findings are published

The development and implementation of smart motorways will continue but there are 18 key recommendations for the future including abolishing dynamic hard shoulders, increasing the deployment of Stopped Vehicle Detection and an immediate review of emergency refuge provision. Read More

Motorway safety: Are smart motorways smart enough for accidents?

Police and emergency services have criticised smart motorways, despite a number of benefits, saying they do not help fulfil their duty efficiently. Read More



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