John Healey MP (Wentworth and Dearne) has responded to the House of Commons Transport Committee report on smart motorways and has said:

“This report adds to overwhelming evidence against so-called ‘smart motorways’. The Government’s been wrong to extend them without the safety systems needed and we’ve seen lives lost locally on the M1 near Rotherham.

“Ministers must now use this report to restore hard shoulders and stop more motorway deaths.”

You can read the Transport Committee report online here.