From: Andrew Jeffery, Royds Park, Denby Dale.
I HAVE read the ongoing debate about ‘smart motorways’ in The Yorkshire Post.
As a twice daily user of the M1 in Yorkshire, I have experienced the dangers of these sections of the motorway.
I was driving on the M1 motorway in Yorkshire, in the inside lane when the commercial vehicle in front of me pulled out into the second lane without signalling.
As the lorry moved over I saw a stationary car in the live lane, right in front of me.
There was no opportunity to move into the next lane because of traffic moving fast without a gap.
I had no option but to stop quickly behind the stationary car. I was very lucky that no one ran into the back of my car.
After some minutes, I was able to move out.
This situation has happened to me three times in the last year, and I am fortunate to be alive to tell you what happened.
There were no warnings on the overhead signs. There is obviously a delay in giving drivers a warning. During this delay, accidents are happening and people are being killed.
Smart motorways are dangerous and should be scrapped.