Tag: smart motorways

Most Drivers Want Hard Shoulder Back on UK’s Smart Motorways

Most drivers want hard shoulders reinstated on smart motorways, a new survey suggests. Some 62 percent of respondents to an RAC poll said controversial All Lane Running (ALR) motorways—which use the emergency stopping lane for live traffic—should be scrapped, but they want the technology that manages traffic flows and detects breakdowns to be retained. Concerns…


Shapps: ‘Dynamic’ Hard Shoulders on UK Smart Motorways ‘Insane’ and Confusing to Drivers

The ‘dynamic’ hard shoulders that have replaced conventional breakdown lanes on Britain’s smart motorways are unsafe and confusing to drivers, Britain’s transport secretary said. “We’ve got this dynamic hard shoulder that comes and goes,” Grant Shapps told transport committee MPs on Wednesday. “It’s just an insane way to have confusion for drivers,” he said. Drivers…