Campaigners target Tory conference for smart motorways protest


A protest against the use of smart motorways in the UK will take place outside the Conservative party conference in Birmingham this weekend.

Campaign group Smart Motorways Kill said the recent change in both the prime minister and the transport secretary offered the government a "perfect opportunity" to scrap the controversial traffic policy.

Founded by the widow of Jason Mercer, who was killed on a stretch of smart motorway in Yorkshire in 2019, the group said the cabinet reshuffle allowed [...]

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