Smart Motorways: Top Danger

A NEW survey has highlighted that couriers regard smart motorways and the removal of hard shoulders as the greatest risk to health and safety. Two in five drivers who regularly use national highways identified the smart motorways as the top danger.

This follows the government’s announcement that National Highways is to invest a further £500 million into improving the safety of smart motorways, after over £7 billion has been invested since 2014.

According to the study, not enough rest breaks on long journeys (37%) and excessive stress and workplace pressure (27%) were next on the list of health and safety concerns cited by couriers.

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