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Speed camera flashed for no reason

Reported via mobile in the Sign issue (NH) category anonymously at 21:42, Friday 14 January 2022

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later

I was driving down the M4 and there was an overhead sign with 60mph. There were no other signs indicating a lesser speed restriction. However before I turned off the M4 to junction 19 the speed camera flashed . I was definitely driving below the indicated speed limit so there was reason for the flash. I do hope I won’t get a ticket because there must be a problem with the speed camera. Thank you.

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  • Thank you for contacting National Highways concerning a speed camera.

    We shall look into this issue and aim to provide a response by 28/01/22.

    Can we please ask that you check back on this date for an update.

    Kind regards

    National Highways

    Posted by National Highways at 08:39, Monday 17 January 2022

  • Thank you for your report concerning a speed camera on the M4.

    The speed cameras, as part of the normal operation of the system will occasionally take a test picture. This can cause the flash unit to fire, but this does not necessarily mean that an offence has been recorded.

    We will continue to monitor this and will arrange any work if the situation changes. If you require any further update on this issue our Customer Contact Centre is available 24 hours a day at:

    • 0300 123 5000


    Kind regards

    National Highways

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by National Highways at 11:03, Friday 28 January 2022

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