M4 Junctions 3 – 12 Smart Motorway Scheme

The Highways Agency have told me that there will be further public exhibitions on the above scheme. Two will be held in my constituent, and they will be open to the public from 14.00 to 20.00 hours. The details are:

21 November at Theale Village Hall, Theale

28 November at Winnersh Community Centre, Winnersh

I am planning to go along to the Winnersh event.

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  1. Dan H.
    Posted November 14, 2014 at 1:38 pm | Permalink

    Although I initially loathed these improvements as an imposition and a hassle, having experienced what a smart motorway can do during periods of heavy traffic last year near Birmingham (on the last day of the V-Fest festival), I am now heartily in favour.

    Enforced lower speed limits greatly improve traffic flow during periods of heavy traffic; this is not myth but actual fact and when one drives out of a smart motorway section onto normal unmanaged motorway, the immediate effect is of greatly worsened congestion.

    The other effect is more difficult to quantify, but the psychological “Big Brother” effect of being on smart motorway seems to make the dafter drivers out there put their stupidity on a tight leash; the normal bad driving incidents seem to be dramatically reduced on smart motorway sections. The same effect can be seen in the immediate vicinity of a marked police car; the general motorist IQ seems to rise quite markedly, and this can only be a good thing.

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