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MPs on the House of Commons' Transport Select Committee have said smart motorways should be halted until their safety can be ensured.

Smart motorways use the hard shoulder as a permanent traffic lane to increase road capacity – but critics say this has contributed to deaths on the roads.

Work to convert the M4 to a smart motorway from Junction 12 (Theale) to Junction 3 (Hayes) is due to be completed next year at a cost of £848m.

But a report from the Transport Select Committee says there is not enough safety data to justify continuing with the plans.

Do you think all smart motorways should be scrapped?



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