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A Yorkshire smart motorway which has featured in two recent inquests should be scrapped following another serious crash in which a person had to be airlifted to hospital, a police boss has said. By Lucy Leeson Tuesday, 16th February 2021, 5:06 pm Updated Tuesday, 16th February 2021, 5:10 pm The occupant of a stationary car in...
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Graeme Paton, Transport Correspondent Saturday August 22 2020 The boss of Highways England is to stand down after criticism over the smart motorway policy. Jim O’Sullivan, one of the country’s highest paid transport officials, will leave the state-funded company responsible for operating England’s motorways early next year. The move follows a turbulent 12 months at the organisation,...
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Investigation finds 38 people killed on smart motorways in the past five years. Read more at: 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...
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