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Highways England Smart Motorway – Red X programme

Applied Technology, 2019

Since 2015 Highways England has run a programme to improve ‘Red X’ mandatory signal compliance. It is a collaborative programme involving government, police, and industry to increase awareness of Red Xs and improve driver behaviour.

Based on ANPR evidence the programme has issued over 70,000 warning letters. It also uses referrals to the National Motorway Awareness Course and direct contact with business owners whose drivers offend. A digital compliance monitoring tool has shown that non-compliance has improved, creating a safer environment for those using and working on smart motorways.