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Wiltshire Police Federation

National Chair responds to Transport Committee report on smart motorways

2 November 2021

Polfed News

PFEW National Chair John Apter has responded to the latest Transport Committee report on smart motorways.

"Today’s report, and its recommendations, from the Transport Committee on smart motorways is most welcome.

"Since their increased roll out, I have continuously raised concerns over the lack of safety and confidence in smart motorways, as well as concerns around the vital technology on which the scheme depends not always working. Motorways are unforgiving places at the best of times, but smart motorways are inherently dangerous and put more lives at risk than is ever acceptable.

"The Government must act on these recommendations, to ensure that all of the motorway network is as safe as possible for the travelling public and also for all of my colleagues who police the network on a daily basis."