The IAM is calling for more information and advice on SMART motorways for drivers.
The call comes after seventy-one per cent of drivers said they would feel less safe on a motorway with no hard shoulder than a motorway with one, according to the latest poll by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM).
One of the main concerns of respondents is the plan to increase the distance between safety refuges with forty-eight per cent of respondents believing that safety refuges should be no more than 500 yards (0.45km) apart.
Forty per cent of respondents are sceptical that new monitoring systems on SMART motorways, such as electronic signs, can protect them in the event of stopping in a running lane.
Other survey findings include:
The IAM offers some guidance on using SMART motorways:
Pay attention to the overhead gantries as they provide information on traffic conditions and lane access for the road ahead. The six signals are: