Yorkshire news New technology to make M1 safer following breakdown deaths PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - Upgrade comes amid criticism and potential legal action against Highways England over motorways with no hard shoulder

Yorkshire news New technology to make M1 safer following breakdown deaths PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - Upgrade comes amid criticism and potential legal action against Highways England over motorways with no hard shoulder

Yorkshire news  New technology to make M1 safer following breakdown deaths PremierLeague-News.Com
21 February 2021 - 13:00

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! A new safety system to close lanes when vehicles breakdown is to be installed on the controversial smart motorway in South Yorkshire. A scheme to install radar devices to detect vehicles that have stopped and alert Highways England officials begins next week. Highways England is beginning the upgrade amid heavy criticism from the county's police and crime commissioner and as prosecutors consider manslaughter charges against the company following the death of grandmother Nargis Begum, 62, from Sheffield. A number of other deaths have been blamed on the smart motorway, which has no hard shoulder, including those of Jason Mercer, 44, and 22-year-old Alexandru Murgeanu. To get the latest email updates from South Yorkshire Live click here Highways England has said the extra technology is part of the government's national roll-out, rather than a direct response to the deaths. The system is already operational on the M25 and M3 and is being installed on the M20 in Kent. Work to install the system on a 16-mile stretch near Sheffield, from junction 32 to 35a, is due to begin tomorrow.

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. They will then be able to either close lanes or lower the speed limit as well as sending help to the scene. Enter your postcode for live traffic and travel updates where you are In a statement, Highways England said: "Installing this additional technology on the M1 near Sheffield will further enhance safety features already included along this stretch of motorway. "These include emergency areas, CCTV, technology to set signs and signals to close lanes, display warning and e-information messages, including Red X signs, and variable speed limits to slow down approaching traffic." Read More Related Articles A630 Parkway to be closed between Rotherham and Sheffield for 14 nights as part of £46m upgrade Read More Related Articles How much council tax will I pay this year? Enter your postcode to find out exactly The roll out of the new technology is part of the government’s 18-point action plan to further improve safety on England's busiest sections of motorway. Grant Shapps MP, the transport secretary, has asked Highways England to bring forward the roll-out of stopped vehicle detection from 2023 to 2022. Officials say the majority of the work will be carried out overnight from 8pm to 5am using temporary lane closures with restrictions removed during the day.

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