The roll-out and safety of Smart Motorways

The Committee would welcome written evidence on their safety, and public confidence in their use, as well as their impact on congestion.

They are particularly interested in views on:

  • the benefits of smart motorways, for instance, to reduce congestion on busy sections of motorway, and how necessary they are;
  • the safety of smart motorways, the adequacy of safety measures in place and how safety could be improved;
  • whether All Lane Running is the most suitable type of smart motorway to roll out or if there are better alternatives;
  • public confidence in using smart motorways and how this could be improved;
  • the impact of smart motorways on the usage and safety of other roads in the strategic road network;
  • the effectiveness of Highways England’s delivery of the smart motorways programme, the impact of construction works, and the costs of implementation.

The Institution of Engineering and Technology Trustees propose submitting a response to this consultation and invite comments from Members who have expertise in this area and have studied the consultation documents. In its capacity as a professional body, the IET will confine itself to only addressing those questions that are within its area(s) of competence.

For more information and a summary of the questions, please refer to the consultation webpage or our website.

This consultation is closed for comment.