In a recent development, the British government has come under pressure to abolish all smart motorways in the country. This move follows several accidents on such roads that have resulted in fatalities.
The request to scrap these roads comes from the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Roadside Rescue and Recovery. The group is calling for an immediate end to the use of smart motorways, claiming that they pose a significant risk to motorists' safety.
Smart motorways are designed to help alleviate traffic congestion and increase capacity on Britain's highways. However, the removal of the hard shoulder and the use of dynamic lane control has raised concerns about their safety.
According to recent data, smart motorways have been linked to 38 fatalities over the past five years. Additionally, research has shown that drivers are unaware of the rules and regulations on these roads, causing confusion and potential accidents.
The APPG's call for action has been supported by several prominent figures, including the AA's President, Edmund King. King stated that smart motorways "should be consigned to the history books."
The government has yet to comment on the call to abolish smart motorways, but the issue is likely to receive significant attention in the coming months. In the meantime, drivers are advised to exercise caution when driving on these roads and familiarize themselves with the regulations.
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