Motorways: Safety

Department for Transport written question – answered on 5th November 2019.

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Photo of Lee Rowley Lee Rowley Conservative, North East Derbyshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what recent assessment he has made of the safety of smart motorways compared with that of motorways with a hard shoulder.

Photo of George Freeman George Freeman Minister of State (Department for Transport)

The Secretary of State announced on 24 October that the Department for Transport will carry out an evidence stocktake to gather the facts about smart motorway safety. This will include assessing the safety performance of smart motorways and conventional motorways with a hard shoulder.

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