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Dear Highways England Company Limited,

Please could you tell me the variable speed limit that was in place on the M25 Anti clockwise near m/post 5563B Epping at time 1625 to 1630 on 21/06/2021 and the reason for that speed limit.

Yours faithfully,

Ben Toudic

Highways England, Highways England Company Limited

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Dear Mr Toudic

 

Thank you for your enquiry to Highways England regarding information for
speed signage displayed on the M25 junction 27-26 on the 21 June 2021 from
16:25hrs to 16:30hrs.

 

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 speeds and red x (lane closure) displayed on the gantry for
your requested journey time.

 

Date And Time Equipment Type Equipment Ref Equipment Setting
21/06/21 16:23:49 SIG M25/5563B3 50R
21/06/21 16:23:49 SIG M25/5563B1 50R
21/06/21 16:23:49 SIG M25/5563B2 50R
21/06/21 16:23:49 SIG M25/5563B4 50R
21/06/21 16:37:02 SIG M25/5563B2 OFF
21/06/21 16:37:02 SIG M25/5563B4 OFF
21/06/21 16:37:02 SIG M25/5563B1 OFF
21/06/21 16:37:02 SIG M25/5563B3 OFF

 

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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Yours sincerely

 

Billy Walker

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