This petition was submitted during the 2017–2019 Conservative government
Petition Scrap smart motorways and bring back the safety of the hard shoulder.
When your vehicle has issues on a motorway, you look for the safety of the hard shoulder. Smart motorways have removed this and are not smart enough to recognise lane 1 blockages quick enough. As a consequence, lives are put at imminent risk.
Since the implementation of motorways, there has always been a hard shoulder which served several purposes. It is a safe zone for a vehicle to use if there's a mechanical problem, if there is a sudden emergency and more so, it was a clear lane for emergency services to use.
Since the implementation of smart motorways, this lane has become a live lane and if the unforseen happens, you are stranded in what is now a death trap and also delaying emergency vehicles attending an incident.
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