January 14, 2016

All Lane Inquiry

MPs are to examine all-lane running on motorways prior to expansion of the scheme.

All-lane running was introduced in 2014 and operates on sections of the M1, M4, M5, M6, M42, and M62 either as part of a managed motorway or with the hard shoulder used as a full time running lane.

With use of the all-lane running looks set to expand, the Transport Committee wants to evaluate the evidence generated to date and gather information on the experience of road users.

The inquiry hopes to discover how policy on all-lane running should evolve, whether application of the policy should be expanded, whether the policy is sustainable and the implications of the policy for future motorway widening schemes.

The committee said it also aimed to look at “the extent to which road users understand and comply with signs where all-lane running is in operation, and changes that are needed in driver education and behaviour.”

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