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We shouldn’t rest until all ‘smart’ motorways are axed

20 April 2023

4:30 PM

20 April 2023

4:30 PM

Six months after he became Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak has finally honoured one of the smaller, but more eye-catching, promises he made during his party leadership campaign. He has announced an end to the building of so-called ‘smart’ motorways, citing the economic cost and safety concerns.

In doing so, Sunak has halted a near 20-year policy that has been increasingly distinguished not only by its unpopularity among the car-driving public, but by its toll in lives.

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