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Smart motorways to be banned, and for all hard shoulders to be reinstated

Submitted by Lauren Donnelly on Thursday 5th May 2022

Published on Monday 9th May 2022

Current status: Closed

Closed: Wednesday 23rd November 2022

Signatures: 611

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BANNED ~ Broken ~ Danger ~ Partner ~ Reinstate ~ Replace ~ Road ~ ROADS ~ Shoulders ~ Smart ~ Smart motorways ~ the car

Petition Action

Smart motorways to be banned, and for all hard shoulders to be reinstated

Petition Details

Reinstate all hard shoulders where they have been replaced by live lanes because of the ‘smart motorways’ initiative. Having a live lane in replace of a hard shoulders is dangerous and many road traffic accidents could have been prevented if there was a hard shoulder rather than a live lane.

Additional Information

Myself and my partner were broken down for a mere 10 secs on a live lane before we were hit by an oncoming vehicle at 70mph. We were attempting to get out of the car to a place of safety. I was half out of the car when hit and my leg has been crushed between the door and the barrier. Had my partner also been getting out he would have been hit head on by the vehicle and this may have been fatal.

We are the lucky ones as too many preventable fatalities have happened in these circumstances.


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