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Smart motorway rollout suspended amid safety concerns

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The rollout of smart motorways has been suspended by the government until at least 2025 in response to safety concerns from MPs and motoring groups. Schemes to convert stretches of the M3, M25, M62 and M40 will be put...

Drivers scramble to grab cash that spilled on to California motorway – video

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Drivers in southern California have scrambled to pick up cash after bags of money fell out of an armoured vehicle on a motorway. Several bags broke open, spreading mainly $1 and $20 bills all over the lanes and bringi...

Halt smart motorway projects until safety upgrades are made, say MPs

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The construction of smart motorways should be paused until promised safety improvements have been delivered and there is more evidence to assess the risks, MPs have urged. The cross-party transport select committee cr...

Rhik Samadder tries … track cycling: ‘It’s like being overtaken by lorries on a motorway designed by Escher’

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This is hardly the place to admit it, but I hate cyclists. I never know if they are going to stop at traffic lights or plough through; they’re often very shouty due to always being in danger; and the worst thing is, t...

Motorway blockades and green new deal crusaders: the UK’s new climate activists

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A new wave of climate activism, during which motorways have been blocked and politicians confronted by young people, is attempting to put pressure on the UK government before the UN Cop26 climate conference in Glasgow...

UK drivers want lower wet-weather motorway speed limit, finds poll

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Drivers want a lower speed on motorways in wet weather to help make roads safer, a survey of motorists in the UK shows. A poll of 2,100 drivers by the RAC found that 72% wanted to see the 70mph limit cut in rainy or w...

Why Tebay is ‘the motorway service station from heaven’

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Almost every day octogenarian John Dunning walks across his farmland to his triumph, Tebay Services, and wanders around aisles piled high with local produce. Currently featuring in a four-part Channel 4 documentary, A...

The Euro 2020 Fiver: bumbling around like a badger trapped on a motorway

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“Boooooooooooooooooooooo!” That’s the horrible noise that woke us this morning, reader. What a racket, we thought, before checking the wardrobe to make sure we hadn’t been visited by the spectral presence of Great Gra...