smart motorways

National Highways refuses to disclose smart motorway SVD status


National Highways has refused to disclose how many of its failing smart motorway safety systems have nevertheless been cleared for permanent operation.

Panorama: Faulty smart motorway tech 'means Russian roulette'


Technology on smart motorways lost power nearly 400 times over 20 months, according to the BBC.

Call to scrap All Lane Running as smart motorway deaths rise


Deaths on smart motorways have hit a record high, analysis by the Sunday Times has revealed.

Exclusive: A quarter of smart motorway schemes fall below safety benchmark


One in four stopped vehicle detection installations on smart motorways still failed to meet National Highways’ core performance requirements when re-tested last year.

National Highways makes push on smart motorway emergency areas


National Highways has announced plans to install 52 new emergency areas (EAs) on smart motorways in the South East as it faces a battle to meet a promise of 150 by next year.

14-month long major works on M4/M5 open in time for Easter


Work to improve safety on the M4 and M5 around Bristol is nearly complete, with roadworks on the M4 set to be removed ahead of the Easter getaway, National Highways has said.

Harris: Smart motorway refuge planning 'very advanced'


National Highways boss Nick Harris has told MPs that the government-owned company has still only retrofitted 13 emergency areas (EAs) on smart motorways but insisted he is ‘confident’ of meeting the target of 150 by next March.

Stopped vehicle detection hits target but 85% of testing data unusable


National Highways has made significant progress on smart motorway safety according to a new report from the roads monitor however concerns remain about the strength of the underlying testing data.

M56 smart motorway 'positive progress' kept under wraps


National Highways’ delayed all lane running smart motorway scheme on the M56 is now operating at the national speed limit but the government-owned company has not said what level of performance its stopped vehicle detection has delivered.

M1 smart motorway to get another 12 emergency areas


National Highways will begin work in June to add 12 emergency areas on an all lane running smart motorway stretch of the M1 in South Yorkshire.

RIS 3: National Highways outlines plans to Government


A new National Highways report says its will focus on making the most of its existing network with an 'increased focus on smaller £2-25m schemes' but mega projects are set to still dominate RIS 3.

Convert smart motorways to controlled motorways, ITS expert says


A leading intelligent transport systems (ITS) expert has suggested that all existing smart motorway designs should be converted into controlled motorways.

Coroner calls for action after smart motorway fatality


A coroner has called on National Highways to take action to prevent future deaths on all lane running smart motorways following the death of a passenger in a car that was hit by a lorry in a live lane.

Emergency area roll-out making slow progress


National Highways has so far added just 13 more emergency areas (EAs) to all lane running smart motorways but says it is ‘confident’ that it will meet its commitment to add a total of 150 by 2025.

Drivers want hard shoulder back, RAC says


Seven in 10 drivers want the hard shoulder to be reinstated on the 235 miles of existing all lane running smart motorways, according to new research by the RAC.

New smart motorway schemes scrapped


Prime minister Rishi Sunak has scrapped plans for new all-lane running smart motorways ‘given financial pressures and in recognition of the current lack of public confidence felt by drivers’.

No new smart motorways, 'contractors told'


Reports are circulating that the smart motorway programme is quietly being cancelled for good, with contractors apparently told not to expect further work.

M56 'smart motorway' makes it over the line


National Highways has opened a new stretch of 'smart motorway' on a scheme that edged into completion just before the Department for Transport put a temporary ban on the controversial road design.

National Highways 'urgently investigates' smart motorway tech crashes


National Highways has said it is ‘urgently investigating’ an unplanned outage of the traffic management system across most of its smart network on Wednesday morning.

Smart motorway safety tech roll-out 'incomplete'


National Highways has failed to get stopped vehicle detection technology working properly on any section of all lane running (ALR) smart motorway to which it was retrofitted, including new ALR schemes that it pledged not to open without the technology, Highways can reveal.

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