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02/01/2020 - Bristol

Smart motorways

t’s already illegal to drive in a closed lane marked with a red X sign on a smart motorway.

If you are caught then you face a penalty fine of up to £100 and three points on your licence. However, work is currently ongoing to pass legislation that will see stronger penalties enforced.

Highways England is also planning to build more emergency refuge areas across the smart motorway network. Some of this work has already begun on the M25.