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The roll-out and safety of smart motorways

Inquiry

This inquiry will look at the safety of smart motorways and public confidence in their use as well as their impact upon congestion.

Concerns about the safety of smart motorways have been emphasised recently with a number of fatalities on them and criticism by coroners investigating those deaths.

In 2020, the Department for Transport published an evidence review of smart motorway safety. This concluded that “in most ways, smart motorways are as safe as, or safer than, conventional motorways”, and made pledges to improve their safety.

Read the call for evidence for more details about the inquiry.

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Please note: The Transport Committee examines policy issues relating to the Department for Transport and its associated bodies. It is unable to investigate, or adjudicate on, individual cases.

  • Email: transcom@parliament.uk
  • Phone: General enquiries: 020 7219 6094/ Text relay: 18001 020 6094/ Media enquiries: 020 7219 8211
  • Address: Transport Committee, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA/ Twitter: @CommonsTrans