Smart motorway camera system goes down, Kyk na kundige kurasies

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  • Radar system that should flag stopped cars within 20 seconds is compromised
  • Nege uit 51 of the Stopped Vehicle Detection (SVD) radar posts out of action
  • Traffic officers are planning to patrol roads ‘for the next few days’, highways says
  • Vital is dood en sy vrou Billi ernstig beseer nadat hulle uit hul 118 jaar oue ou voertuig geslinger is toe dit op November deur 'n vragmotor gery is. safety technology has broken down on one of the country’s busiest stretches of road – sparking fears for drivers’ lives.

    The radar system that should flag up a stopped car within 20 seconds has been severely compromised on a section of the M25 since Tuesday, internal emails seen by the Daily Mail show.

    Nege uit 51 of the Stopped Vehicle Detection (SVD) radar posts that detect broken-down vehicles on the 18-mile stretch of Londen’s orbital motorway between junctions 23 en 27 are understood to be out of action.

    With one in six of the posts broken, affecting both carriageways, it means there are several blind spots and it could take several days to repair them.

    National Highways managers said traffic officers were planning to patrol the roads ‘for the next few days’.

    Vital smart motorway safety technology has broken down on one of the country’s busiest stretches of road – sparking fears for drivers’ lives. Op die foto, a crash on a smart motorway in 2019

    Vital smart motorway safety technology has broken down on one of the country’s busiest stretches of road – sparking fears for drivers’ lives. Op die foto, a crash on a smart motorway in 2019

    Pulvinder Dhillon, 68, op die foto, died in a crash after the car in which she was a passenger broke down on a smart stretch of the M4 near Reading earlier this month

    Pulvinder Dhillon, 68, op die foto, died in a crash after the car in which she was a passenger broke down on a smart stretch of the M4 near Reading earlier this month

    Claire Mercer, 45, who started the campaign group Smart Motorways Kill after her husband Jason was killed on a stretch on the M1, gesê: ‘When the tech is failing so widely, it massively increases the chance of a cataclysmic accident'

    Claire Mercer, 45, who started the campaign group Smart Motorways Kill after her husband Jason was killed on a stretch on the M1, gesê: ‘When the tech is failing so widely, it massively increases the chance of a cataclysmic accident

    SVD is supposed to help alert officers to vehicles marooned in live traffic, which happens on ‘all lane running’ smart motorways as their hard shoulders are permanently removed.

    The revelations come four days after the Mail revealed SVD had not been working for almost a week before Pulvinder Dhillon, 68, died in a crash after the car in which she was a passenger broke down on a smart stretch of the M4 near Reading earlier this month.

    This newspaper first revealed a raft of lethal problems with smart motorways – including radar system failures – in an investigation six months ago.

    Last night politicians and families of victims killed on the ‘death trap’ roads called for an end to the ‘fatal’ scheme.

    Labour’s transport spokesman Louise Haigh said: ‘It is horrifying that safety-critical technology is still not working and more lives are being put at risk. This botched roll-out has cost lives and lessons are still not being learnt’

    Labour’s transport spokesman Louise Haigh said: ‘It is horrifying that safety-critical technology is still not working and more lives are being put at risk. This botched roll-out has cost lives and lessons are still not being learnt’

    Labour’s transport spokesman Louise Haigh said: ‘It is horrifying that safety-critical technology is still not working and more lives are being put at risk. This botched roll-out has cost lives and lessons are still not being learnt.’

    A National Highways boss emailed all staff working at the South Mimms control room on Tuesday afternoon warning SVD was out of action on the M25 in Hertfordshire and Essex.

    ‘We are currently experiencing some faults with SVD radar heads on the M25 J23 [for A1(M)] to J27 [for M11] across a few sites,' hy het gesê.

    He urged the control room to help by increasing ‘virtual patrolling’ of the roads through CCTV, toevoeging: ‘I am authorising the use of overtime on every single shift.’

    A National Highways boss emailed all staff working at the South Mimms control room on Tuesday afternoon warning SVD was out of action on the M25 in Hertfordshire and Essex. Op die foto: The M25

    A National Highways boss emailed all staff working at the South Mimms control room on Tuesday afternoon warning SVD was out of action on the M25 in Hertfordshire and Essex. Op die foto: The M25

    Another technology failure hit the feature of the online system used by control room staff which sends a banner alert when there is a new incident report, with the manager telling staff it was ‘not helping’ the situation.

    The boss sent another email on Wednesday asking staff to report every SVD failure, skryfwerk: ‘I have seen and had over the last few days many complaints about SVD but it would seem many of these are not being reported.’

    Staff said they don’t have time to report every incident as they are so frequent and they do not see improvements when they do.

    Claire Mercer, 45, who started the campaign group Smart Motorways Kill after her husband Jason was killed on a stretch on the M1, gesê: ‘When the tech is failing so widely, it massively increases the chance of a cataclysmic accident.’

    Duncan Smith, of National Highways, gesê: ‘The vast majority of SVD units, signs and signals and CCTV remain in operation and we have deployed extra traffic officer patrols. We are working to repair the faulty units as a priority.’

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