Motorways: Safety

Department for Transport written question – answered on 9 November 2022.

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Photo of Christopher Pincher Christopher Pincher Conservative, Tamworth

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, if it remains his Department's policy not to reinstate hard shoulders on smart motorways

Photo of Richard Holden Richard Holden Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

We have paused the rollout of new smart motorways to collect more safety and economic data to make informed decisions on next steps. We will consider alternative options for enhancing capacity on the Strategic Road Network. The Government has acted to improve smart motorway safety, ordering a stocktake in 2020 and investing £900 million to equip them with stopped vehicle detection, enforcement cameras, additional signs and emergency areas.

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