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Motorways: Safety

Department for Transport written question – answered on 12th March 2020.

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Photo of Lord Framlingham Lord Framlingham Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vere of Norbiton on 24 February (HL1572) and prior to their decision to conduct “an evidence stocktake to gather the facts about the safety of smart motorways”, what assessment they had made of the safety of smart motorways, or similar schemes, operating in other countries before introducing them in England.

Photo of Baroness Vere of Norbiton Baroness Vere of Norbiton Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Highways Agency looked at experience in the Netherlands before introducing the first smart motorway scheme with hard shoulder running - the M42Active Traffic Management’ pilot project.

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