THE GOVERNMENT is due to announce multi-million pound plans to ease congestion on motorways.
The plans are expected to include more use of hard-shoulders across around 500 miles of motorway system across the country during peak times.
A similar system has been already been tried on the M42 in the Midlands.
Edmund King from the AA told the BBC: "Congestion is costing us more than £20bn a year and we've seen in the West Midlands that hard-shoulder running, if it's managed well, it can work fairly effectively.
"It can make for more reliable journeys and, as long as safety isn't compromised when it's rolled out, I think it will be something that most motorists will support."