MPs demand that smart roll-out of the motorway will be stopped due to safety risks after collisions with vehicles on the emergency lane
- Motorway schedule that would be freed from hard shoulders should be stopped, MPs said
- All Lane Running (ALR) roads are & # 39; crazy & # 39; according to campaigners against them
- Tracey Crouch, Conservative MP for Chatham and Aylesford want the implementation to be interrupted until more is known about the potential danger for recovery workers
Zoie O & # 39; brien for Mailonline
Hard shoulders are removed from highways throughout Britain, causing extreme risks to drivers, according to MPs.
The roll-out of so-called 'smart highways & # 39; is dangerous by politicians of all parties & # 39; because they call on the government to put an end to the plan.
The program has been installed on more than 160 kilometers of motorways, with 225 miles more planned.
Currently there are three types of smart highways including All Lane Running (ALR) – which means that the fixed shoulder is permanently removed, a dynamic hard shoulder – where the emergency lane is used as a lane in heavy traffic and 'checked & # 39 ;.
Ellie Montgomery was injured on the M6 when a truck crashed on a piece of highway to 60 miles per hour against a defective VW bus
The existing ALR schedules are located on parts of the M25, M1 and M6, but will be rolled out on many more kilometers of motorway around the UK, allowing some
When in use speeds are varied to keep the roads safe, Highways England said, but MPs want ALR road plans to be reviewed.
Ellie Montgomery was severely injured on the M6 in Cheshire when her family vehicle broke down on an ALR part of the road. While they were in their bus, a truck plowed behind them.
While talking to a 999 operator, a truck, traveling at a speed of 50 mph to 60 mph, was in the van of their van.
The two parents, Ellie and Duncan and their five-year-old daughter Rose were beaten unconscious.
Mr. Montgomery told Channel 4 News that he was the first to come: & # 39; I first dragged myself back, I had a dead leg, so I could not really move.
"Glass was smashed everywhere, the whole side of the van was halfway through the carriage.
I got Rose and dragged her to the front driver's seat, where she gave up blood. & # 39;
The van of the Montgomery family was severely damaged during the crash, when there was no hard flight to stop
The Campaign for Safer Roadside Rescue and Recovery (CSRRR) was set up by Samantha Cockerill – whose partner Steve Godbold, a vehicle repair worker, was killed in September 2017 when a lorry descended on the M25 emergency lane.
The group called smart motorways & # 39; crazy & # 39; and said that emergency workers are in danger.
Tracey Crouch, conservative member of parliament for Chatham and Aylesford, who is on the group behind Mrs. Cockerill, told 5 live researches that the implementation should be stopped with immediate effect.
We need the government to pause and think about whether we are doing well, & # 39; she said.
Motorways England maintains that the roads without hard shoulders are just as safe as traditional motorways.