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Editor promotes transport technology on BBC TV

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Smart Highways editor Paul Hutton has appeared on two BBC television programmes explaining how ITS is used to keep people safe on smart motorways and improve traffic information.

He was asked onto BBC Breakfast to discuss the safety of smart motorways after a report critical of them was released by the AA.  Paul appeared alongside AA President Edmund King and a driver who told of a scare whilst using a refuge area.

“I was a little disappointed to only get the chance to answer one question,” Paul said.  “However given that I have always said we don’t trumpet our achievements enough to the general public, when given the chance to speak up for ITS in the face of criticism, I couldn’t really say no”.

You can watch Paul’s contribution here:

Paul also appeared on the BBC Eastern region version of its current affairs programme Inside Out as it investigated traffic congestion.  He had been called and asked whether there was anything that could be done to reduce traffic jams without building more roads, “I gave a number of examples of how things could be done,” he added, “including putting the production team in touch with the Essex Traffic Control Centre team in County Hall.  I spoke about a range of ITS solutions but again most hit the ‘cutting room floor’, however it gives me a chance to give a lot more insight in the future.  Not so sure about being Captain Congestion, though”.

You can see Paul’s contribution here.

Click here to watch the whole of the BBC Breakfast Feature.

Click here to watch the full Inside Out feature including Essex Traffic Control too.


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