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Smart motorway crashes to be probed by new road safety body

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Smart motorway crashes will be probed by new independent body focusing on road safety after string of deathsThe Road Safety Investigation Branch will investigate smart motorway crashes  Over 60% of UK drivers believe...

Carnage on smart motorway: Crash shows hazards of ‘death-trap’ roads

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Carnage on smart motorway: Crash shows hazards of the 'death-trap' roads after truck smashed into broken-down caravan and van on M1Truck travelling at speed on the M1 smashes into a broken-down caravan and van The tr...

New crash horror sparks fresh fears over smart motorway tech

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Second smart motorway crash in three months where life-saving technology apparently failed to work leaves van driver seriously injuredInvestigators believe SVD equipment did not spot a lorry broken down on the M3 A v...

Motorway electric car chargers improved by Gridserve

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Motorway electric car chargers finally get a much-needed upgrade: Network of 300 'unreliable' devices improved by new operatorAll existing medium-speed chargers at 130 motorway services replaced The older devices wer...

Coroner slams smart motorway after into fatal stranded vehicle crash

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EXCLUSIVE: Coroner slams smart motorway after father-of-four in his 40s is killed riding his motorbike into Land Rover stranded in M4 inside laneZoltan Torok, 42, died when he struck broken down vehicle in M4 inside ...

COW is spotted sitting on passenger’s lap in car on Chinese motorway

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Udder madness! Moment a COW is spotted sitting on passenger's lap as car drives along Chinese motorwayThe bizarre sight was caught on camera in the city of Yinchuan, northern China Somehow the owners managed to squee...

Smart motorway camera system goes down, just days after deadly crash

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Now smart motorway camera system goes down on the M25: Just days after its radar failed to stop a deadly crash, a whistleblower reveals tech has failed AGAIN Radar system that should flag stopped cars within 20 secon...

Woman is killed after car she was in broke down on smart motorway

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Woman is killed after car she was in broke down on smart motorway: Van hit vehicle stopped on M4 leaving passenger in her 60s dead and two others injuredFemale passenger was in a black Nissan that stalled in fourth l...

Three quarters of drivers won’t use leftmost lane on a smart motorway

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Three quarters of drivers refuse to use leftmost lane on smart motorways over concerns about there being no hard shoulder, poll revealsSome 73% of drivers don't use the left-hand lane in there's no hard shoulder Poll...

Drunk lorry driver swerved 44-tonne HGV across motorway

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Moment drunk lorry driver swerved his 44-tonne HGV across motorway while he was almost FIVE times the drink drive limitPetro Dziadevuch, 65, drove a lorry on A1 while almost five times drink drive limit He drove erra...

Britain’s most hated motorway services REVEALED

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Britain's top 10 most HATED motorway service stations revealed: M54 pit stop at Telford is worst rated - with one driver warning: 'Whatever you do, DON'T stop there'A survey of motorway service stations has ranked th...

Moto cutting cost of fuel by 15p a litre at five motorway hubs

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Hello Moto! UK's biggest motorway service station operator will CUT the cost of fuel by 15p a litre at five of its forecourts - is your nearest on the list?Moto motorway service station group will cut fuel cost by 15...

Police DROP corporate manslaughter charges over smart motorway deaths

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Fury as police DROP corporate manslaughter charges against National Highways over two fatal crashes on M1 smart motorway due to legal technicalityNo corporate manslaughter charges to be brought over smart motorway de...

Widow whose husband was killed on a smart motorway blasts ‘propaganda’

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Widow whose husband was killed on a smart motorway blasts National Highways 'propaganda' that cost taxpayers £768,000National Highways this week launched advertising blitz alongside a slick video  The advertisement f...

Smart motorway firms probed over fraud as workmen accused of stealing

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Smart motorway firms are probed over fraud and bribery as workmen face accusations of stealing scrap metal and submitting false claims for 'ghost employees'£320,000 of scrap metal ‘missing’ from a new area of smart m...

Smart motorway safety plan delayed until 2030

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Plan to cut deaths on smart motorways unravels as officials admit target to create 150 emergency laybys 'won't be hit until 2030'A massive safety pledge for smart motorways will not be delivered until 2030  Laybys on...

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