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Request for variable speed limit M25, M/POT 5563B on 09/04/2021 17:07

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Dear Highways England Company Limited,

I am requesting the variable speed limit on M25, NR M/Post 5563B, anti clockwise carriageway, Epping on 09/04/2021 at 17:07. This is on a special road, namely the M25 motorway (Junction 23 to 27).

Yours faithfully,

Shawn Anderson

Highways England, Highways England Company Limited

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Dear Mr Anderson

 

Thank you for your enquiry to Highways England regarding information for
speed signage displayed on the M25 near MP 5563B on the 9 April 2021 at
17:07hrs.

 

Reduced speed limits are set for a reason, for the safety of the
travelling public, our workforce and emergency responders and will not be
cleared until it has been established that it is safe to do so. Drivers
should always adhere to the displayed reduced speed limits at all times,
even if they cannot see the reason for them, otherwise risk prosecution.

 

Our records are kept for operational purposes and should be considered for
information only; they contain recommended speed limits for the motorway,
they do not represent the times at which the signs changed or that the
recommended speed limit was adopted by the motorway signals.

 

On the M25 from junctions 27 to 26 signage was set due to an incident. I
have outlined below an abstract from Highways England’s signage software
outlining the speed displayed for your requested journey time.

 

Date And Time Equipment Type Equipment Ref Equipment Setting
09/04/21 16:14:12 MSS M25/5563B SYMBOL 3 - (Incident) Lane
closure blank
09/04/21 16:02:46 SIG M25/5563B1 LDR
09/04/21 16:17:05 SIG M25/5563B3 50R
09/04/21 16:17:05 SIG M25/5563B2 50R
09/04/21 16:17:05 SIG M25/5563B4 50R
10/04/21 01:18:19 MSS M25/5563B OFF
10/04/21 01:21:29 SIG M25/5563B1 OFF
10/04/21 01:21:29 SIG M25/5563B2 OFF
10/04/21 01:21:29 SIG M25/5563B3 OFF
10/04/21 01:21:29 SIG M25/5563B4 OFF

*LDR – Lane Divert Right Arrow

 

Enforcement of speed restrictions is the responsibility of the police. The
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 which should be obtainable from the police.

 

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Kind regards

 

Dawn

 

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