Highways Agency delays report on M1 safety

Incident on M1 near Newport Pagnell services
Incident on M1 near Newport Pagnell services

DESPITE four deaths on the M1 southbound near Milton Keynes last month, the Highways Agency is refusing to say whether it deems the stretch of road unsafe.

The body responsible for operating and maintaining roads says it cannot comment until after the police have concluded its investigations into the accidents.

A spokesman said: “Safety is our top priority and we constantly strive to reduce injuries and delays on our motorways and major trunk roads. As always, we will work with the police where needed on the detailed circumstances of the recent incidents.”