Smart motorway where four motorists died after being stranded with no hard

A total of 62,337 tickets were issued between junction 30 and 35a of the M1 in just two years and eight months, boosting government coffers by up to £6,233,700. A stretch of smart motorway where four motorists have been killed after being stranded with no hard shoulder has become a “cash cow” raising more than £6 million in speeding fines since 2017, the Telegraph can reveal. Relatives of those killed there who are calling on ministers to scrap smart motorways now fear the government’s refusal to do so could be because variable speed limits are proving so lucrative. Figures obtained by the Telegraph show the majority of speeding motorists were caught after Highways England reduced the speed limit…