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What Do You Think... 1 month 2 days ago #3386294

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...Of so called 'Smar't Motorways? do you think they are a good idea?
It's beggars belief that some clever clogs thought it would be a great idea to get rid of the hard shoulder altogether and make it into an extra lane. they quite clearly didn't think this one out. i think they are very dangerous

and i for one would hate to sit there broken down waiting for a rescue in fear of someone hitting me in the rear and sending me half a mile onward! if it was a truck that hit you. it's curtains!
Now on the news Birmingham has decided they will be the first to Scrap these lanes and return them back into a 'Hard Shoulder' which is a far safer idea.i think they are suicidal. we are sitting ducks just waiting to die on them. and i think they all should be returned back into what they should have been left as, somewhere folk can stay while awaiting a break down service to arrive and assist them. in relatively safety.
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What Do You Think... 1 month 2 days ago #3386307

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It was imo a highly ridiculous idea to turn the hard shoulder into an extra lane.
Emergency services need to be able to get through that way.
Well done Birmingham for seeing sense, let's hope it the beginning of the end of what was not a 'smart' idea.
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What Do You Think... 1 month 2 days ago #3386308

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yes pats. and the sooner they all change it back the better. smile.png

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What Do You Think... 1 month 2 days ago #3386335

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I don’t see what’s smart about turning the hard shoulder into a 4th lane .
In fact I think it’s stupid thing to do .
Awful if your car has a problem and can’t make it to a refuge area !
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What Do You Think... 1 month 2 days ago #3386340

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Pats wrote: It was imo a highly ridiculous idea to turn the hard shoulder into an extra lane.
Emergency services need to be able to get through that way.
Well done Birmingham for seeing sense, let's hope it the beginning of the end of what was not a 'smart' idea.


I agree with you. A clear hard shoulder is far better for the emergency services responding to a situation.
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What Do You Think... 1 month 2 days ago #3386343

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They harp on about road safety, then come up with stupid ideas, turning hard shoulders into live lanes, and get paid thousands for doing it too
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What Do You Think... 1 month 1 day ago #3386596

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I have seen a few scarey incidents in recent times on so called smart motorways
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What Do You Think... 1 month 1 day ago #3386694

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Watched a bit about it on television yesterday, it would seem that at the moment it takes on average 15 minutes before they know there is a car broken down in a lane, and this is the cause of the recent deaths that have been experienced on the short length of motorway we have here in the UK. They want to extend the length of motorway that is smart, but they need to resolve this issue first on the sections they have at the moment here in the UK.
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What Do You Think... 1 month 1 day ago #3386704

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Pats wrote: It was imo a highly ridiculous idea to turn the hard shoulder into an extra lane.
Emergency services need to be able to get through that way.
Well done Birmingham for seeing sense, let's hope it the beginning of the end of what was not a 'smart' idea.


It does make me curious as to how the decision to basically abolish the hard shoulder was arrived at. Was there zero thought or consideration put into it whatsoever, no consultation with organisations that have the knowledge and experience to advise....clearly not and I think we know why as well.
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What Do You Think... 1 month 1 day ago #3386734

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I agree with all the other posters - trying to address the problem of motorway congestion by turning the emergency hard shoulder into another lane for traffic is not a safe solution - it is stupid and dangerous.
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