Rollout of smart motorways put on hold amid safety concerns

Investigation finds 38 people killed on smart motorways in the past five years.

Source: https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/jan/30/rollout-of-smart-motorways-put-on-hold-amid-safety-concerns?fbclid=IwAR3T8VljMQ8JJOFvGQj8zCkApBXKgk0AX_6FJxtUWkEeUOz08cxHk5DsbBc

Smart motorways are part of a plan by Highways England to reduce congestion. The routes feature technology designed to monitor traffic levels, change speed limits and close lanes to allow emergency vehicles through.

Our comment: “smart” is not always better.

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