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On the M42 going north about 6.30pm the speed signs are confusing because the gantries ssy that it is permissible to drive faster than the fixed roadworks signs!

Reported via mobile in the Sign issue (NH) category anonymously at 19:52, Sat 25 March 2023

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later. FixMyStreet ref: 4358786.

Coming from the M5 there are 50mph controls and these are replicated on the gantries. But going north the gantries first day 60mph is permissible then show the derestricted sign. Having got beyond this it is clear that the roadwork 50mph limit is still in place. This is confusing and may well lead to drivers like me exceeding the slower limit. Hopefully there will not be any prosecutions but it surely is reasonable for drivers to expect both sets of signs to be aligned!

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  • I’d agree with this. Average speed cameras 50mph and then the gantry showing national speed limit. This results in drivers speeding up. If I have been ‘caught’ I have footage of this from my camera and will contest this if I receive a penalty notice. Best keep the gantries off whilst doing the average speed as 50mph is slow enough! Or is this about confusing people to make money. I wonder……

    Posted anonymously at 15:44, Mon 27 March 2023

  • Thank you for contacting National Highways through our ‘report a problem on our network’ website. This facility is specifically for reporting defects such as a broken sign or barrier, litter, overgrown vegetation or potholes. Unfortunately, we’re unable to reply through the website for the type of report you’ve made on this occasion, and kindly ask you to contact our Customer Contact Centre on 0300 123 5000 or at if you’d like us to respond.

    Posted anonymously at 12:28, Tue 28 March 2023

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