Extra lay-bys to be added to smart motorways over safety fears - as footage shows close call in Yorkshire

Extra lay-bys are to be retrofitted to the most dangerous stretches of smart motorways amid safety fears. Highways England has pledged to install a number of additional emergency refuge areas to locations where drivers are most likely to stop in live lanes.
This video, shot on a dashcam in Sheffield on Thursday, shows a close call on the M1 southbound near Sheffield.
The driver was navigating through torrential conditions in an unlit section of the motorway when a car stopped in a live lane of the carriageway.
At that point, there was no hard shoulder, no lane closure and no change of speed... read more

20 January 2018 in Yorkshire & Humber, Views: 46

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