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To: The minister for transport

Reinstate the hard shoulder on smart motorways

Make the department of transport reinstate the inner lane of a smart motorway as a formal hard shoulder which is not used by normal vehicles travelling at speed and can only be used by vehicles which have broken down or in an emergency.

Why is this important?

If a car breaks down, stops or has to go very slowly for any reason they need to be able to go onto the hard shoulder and avoid being run into by other vehicles.

Although smart motorways have created emergency laybys its complete luck to be close to them when your car stops.

It's virtually impossible for a vehicle travelling in the current inner lane to be able to stop or move lanes to avoid hitting a vehicle which breaks down just ahead of them.



2024-04-25 19:49:14 +0100

50 signatures reached

2024-04-06 18:32:03 +0100

25 signatures reached

2024-04-03 23:44:11 +0100

10 signatures reached