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A battle to abolish smart highways in Britain ... killed 53 people in 6 years

Under the heading "The Road Kills All of them: Inside the Battle to Abolish Smart Highways", the British newspaper "The Independent" sheds light on smart road accidents in Britain, and said that dozens of drivers have died on these roads over the past six years. Supreme intervention to cancel it.

The newspaper explained that the smart highway is part of a highway that uses traffic management methods to increase capacity and reduce congestion in particularly congested areas. These roads involve using the rigid shoulder - the emergency stop lane at the edge of the road - as a speed lane.

But it seems that roads of this nature cause a lot of tragedy. The newspaper told the story of Derek Jacob, who learned to drive when he was 17 and has been driving cars since then until he is 83. The newspaper says: "For 66 years, Jacob drove his car and did not have an accident during that period and was able to teach his wife and children to drive cars and was intending to do so with his grandchildren."

On March 22, 2019, however, he had an accident as a result of his car's tire exploding, but he was able to continue driving and controlling it without using the brakes until it stopped at the side of the road.

But unfortunately for him, it was the lunch hour when the place where he stopped was opened to become a passage for cars to cross at a speed of 70 km per hour, and this resulted in a terrible accident that led to his car colliding by passing cars, which resulted in his death.

Because of this accident and other similar incidents, calls have spread to cancel those roads in the United Kingdom, especially as they may cause minor accidents, such as a car tire explosion, to turn into a disaster, indicating that traffic accidents on those roads have claimed the lives of 53 people in just 6 years. .