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Dear Highways England Company Limited,

Under the freedom of information act, I would like to request:

1. What were the variable speed limits of the 5th February 2018 between junctions 6 to junction 5 anticlockwise, between the times of 8:30am-9:00 am

2. Were there any known faults with the gantry systems and or the speeding cameras, used on this stretch of road, at this specific period of time and date. If so please provide.

Yours faithfully,

Mr Martin

Highways England, Highways England Company Limited

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speedenforcementSE, Highways England Company Limited

Dear Mr Martin

 

Thank you for your enquiry to CCC recorded below which has been forwarded
to me. Your request has been handled under normal business practices and
not in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act/Environmental
Information Regulations.
Having investigated this enquiry, from the data available to me I can
advise on the requested date and time interval that the following signal
and sign sequence was set automatically and applied between J6-5 due to
due to the lifting of signals from an earlier lane closure in place for an
stranded vehicle;

 

J6

Gantry

08:46-08:51 60mph

 

Gantry

 

08:46-08:51 60mph

 

Gantry

 

08:46-08:51 60mph

 

Message displayed ‘Caution’

 

Gantry

08:46-08:51 60mph

 

Message displayed ‘Caution’

 

Gantry

08:46-08:51 60mph

 

Message displayed ‘Queue ahead’

 

Gantry

 

08:43-08:45 40mph

 

08:45-08:51 60mph

 

Message displayed ‘Queue ahead’

 

Gantry

 

08:43-08:45 40mph

08:45-08:51 60mph

 

Message displayed ‘Queue ahead’

 

Gantry

 

08:45-08:57 60mph

 

Gantry

 

08:36-08:47 50mph

 

08:47-08:57 60mph

 

Message displayed ‘Congestion stay in lane’

 

Gantry

 

08:34-08:40 40mph

 

08:40-08:47 50mph

 

08:47-08:57 60mph

 

Message displayed ‘Congestion’

 

Enforcement gantry

 

08:28-08:33 LDR over lane 1

08:28-08:33 40mph over lanes 2-4

 

08:33-08:40 40mph over all lanes

 

08:40-08:47 50mph over all lanes

 

08:47-08:57 60mph over all lanes

 

Message displayed ‘Congestion stay in lane’

 

Message board (MS4)

 

08:25-08:36 40mph

Picture displayed ‘/lll’ advising lane 1 to divert right.

Message displayed ‘Obstruction’

 

08:36-08:43 50mph

Message displayed ‘Congestion stay in lane’

 

08:43-08:54 60mph

 

Remaining signals approaching J5 displayed speeds between 40-70mph and a
lane closure that was lifted at 08:33.

 

The gradual lifting of speed restrictions at the location of a lane
closure is normal practise.

 

Reduced speed limits are used to ensure the safety of the road user in the
broken down vehicle; in this situation, our control centre operators have
to wait for confirmation that it is safe to change the signals.

 

There were no faults recorded for the gantries or the HADECS between J5-6
for the date and time provided.

Please note that Highways England is not an Enforcement Authority. Our
records are kept for operational purposes, not speed enforcement and
should be considered for information only, in response to your enquiry, as
the speed limit applicable to any speeding offences can only be confirmed
from the information held by the Police.

Please be aware that the recently upgraded speed enforcement system on our
smart motorways generates a photo showing the speed limit displayed on the
enforcement gantry at the exact time of the alleged offence and which
should be obtainable from Kent Police.

If you have any queries about this response, please contact our Customer
Contact Centre, quoting reference number #18989109.

Regards

 

Amy Ballard

Assistant Service Delivery Manager
Highways England | Bridge House | 1 Walnut Tree Close | Guildford | Surrey
| GU1 4LZ
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|Freedom of Information request - Information on variable speed limits at|
|a specific time and date and if there were any faults with devised used.|
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|Dear Highways England Company Limited, |
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|Under the freedom of information act, I would like to request: |
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|1. What were the variable speed limits of the 5th February 2018 between |
|junctions 6 to junction 5 anticlockwise, between the times of |
|8:30am-9:00 am |
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|2. Were there any known faults with the gantry systems and or the |
|speeding cameras, used on this stretch of road, at this specific period |
|of time and date. If so please provide. |
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|Yours faithfully, |
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|Mr Martin |
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|Please use this email address for all replies to this request: |
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|[FOI #550462 email] |
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