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M5 M4 smart motorway no need for 60mph/hard shoulder when traffic is light

Reported via desktop in the Sign issue (NH) category anonymously at 17:01, Tuesday 3 May 2022

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later

Re. the report from 7.30-8pm on 25/26th April on the 60mph section.

I get having the >60mph maximum limit when hard shoulder running is in operation when it is busy but as I said in the original report from this date traffic was very very light in both directions so regardless there was no need for either a 60mph or hard shoulder running when traffic eases which is usually by around 6.30-7pm most of the time. This has been a very frequent occurrence on these stretches for years.

Also please don't instantly close the report when you haven't properly answered the question or leave the issue unresolved. It doesn't give me or anyone any faith or trust in yourselves. Please. Thank you

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  • Thank you for your report concerning 60 mph speed limits on the M5.

    We have passed your report on to the relevant department who will investigate your concerns.

    In the future could you please report issues such as this to our Customer Contact Centre as this reporting tool is designed for defects such as a broken sign or barrier, litter, overgrown vegetation or potholes.

    Our Customer Contact Centre, available 24 hours a day at:

    • 0300 123 5000


    Kind regards

    National Highways

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by National Highways at 14:50, Friday 13 May 2022

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