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Variable Speed limit - M1 Motorway, between junction 11 & 10 southbound

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Dear Highways England Company Limited,

Please could you provide me with the variable speed limit for the
following location; M1 Motorway, between junction 11 & 10 southbound, Bedfordshire at 11.14 on the 4th December 2020

Yours faithfully,

K Laxton

Highways England, Highways England Company Limited

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East Ops Support, Highways England Company Limited

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Dear Mr. Laxton

 

Thank you for your enquiry to Highways England regarding information for
speed signage displayed on the M1 junctions 11-10 on 4 December 2020 at
11:14hrs.

 

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.

 

I have outlined below an abstract from Highways England’s signage software
outlining the speed displayed for your requested journey time. Signage was
displaying due to an incident with resultant speed restrictions.

 

 

Date And Time Equipment Type Equipment Ref Equipment Setting
04/12/20 07:14:55 SIG M1/2518B1 50R
04/12/20 07:14:55 SIG M1/2518B2 50R
04/12/20 07:14:55 SIG M1/2518B3 50R
04/12/20 07:14:55 SIG M1/2518B4 50R
04/12/20 10:09:09 SIG M1/2518B1 HSD
04/12/20 10:11:17 SIG M1/2518B1 REDX
04/12/20 14:59:03 SIG M1/2518B1 50R
04/12/20 15:09:51 SIG M1/2518B4 60R
04/12/20 15:09:51 SIG M1/2518B3 60R
04/12/20 15:09:51 SIG M1/2518B2 60R
04/12/20 15:09:51 SIG M1/2518B1 60R
04/12/20 15:10:15 SIG M1/2518B4 50R
04/12/20 15:10:15 SIG M1/2518B3 50R
04/12/20 15:10:15 SIG M1/2518B2 50R
04/12/20 15:10:15 SIG M1/2518B1 50R

 

 

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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