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New data reveals concerns among the majority of drivers regarding the safety of all-lane running smart motorways
Two-thirds of drivers think all-lane running (ALR) smart motorways compromise safety, new data has revealed.
Some 68 per cent of motorists think ALR smart motorways, where the hard shoulder is used as a live lane, put drivers who break down at risk. So far, more than 100 miles of motorway have been converted to ALR, with motorists who break down expected to reach one of the emergency refuge areas, which are spaced up to 1.6 miles apart.
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Of the 1,753 drivers who responded to the RAC Report on Motoring survey, 72 per cent said they worry they would not be able to reach an emergency refuge area if they broke down on an ALR smart motorway – only 10 per cent weren’t worried about this, while 18 per cent were indifferent.