seen in the news recently...
Smart motorways are so dangerous I've considered leaving my job
"A group of MPs is calling for a review of "smart motorways", with campaigners arguing they are dangerous for both drivers and recovery workers.
The motorways use traffic management systems to reduce congestion if there is a breakdown or crash, with a lit-up red cross highlighting that a lane is closed.
Larry Axten, who works as a recovery driver for Automania, has considered changing careers because of the dangers he experiences on the job.
The 52-year-old has told Sky News how he thinks the government can make smart motorways safer.
I am both for and against them.
They can definitely work, but at the moment they are not safe enough for both motorists and recovery workers.
Smart motorways will display a lit-up red cross over a closed lane when there is a breakdown, but I will see up to five drivers a minute completely ignoring them......"
Also difficult for Police and Ambulance to get through traffic without a hard shoulder.....there have already been deaths after breakdowns and accidents as a result.
Edited by mab01uk, 11 April 2019 - 11:42 AM.