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Its all about cost. Its cheaper to make the hard shoulder a lane. People will and have been killed due to that choice and more will be.
It doesn't make any sense from a safety perspective this is just about saving money.
And its the public who vote for their MPs and the political parties and its those parties that attempt to deliver the will of the people (lower taxes) by trading lives for more speed on the motorway.
Improved traffic flow is proven by using variable speed limits but the public hate to be told to slow down. So instead we trade a safety feature to retain the highest speed we can.
Europe. We're not out till we're out. Until then we're still in. Mind you out is looking a lot like in but with less benefits!!!