Dear Highways England Company Limited,

Please provide the following information for the M5 Southbound between junctions 4A and 5 for the time period of 17:00 and 18:00 on Saturday 19th September 2020.

The variable speed limits applied during the time period above, together with the exact time the limit commenced and the exact time it ceased.

For each period the limit was in operation the gantry number/locations along with the warning sign displayed for each lane of the variable speed limit.

The number of excess speed offences recorded for each of the periods above. (e.g 50mph, 17:05 to 17:10, 12 offences ; 40mph, 17:10 to 17:18, 15 offences etc).

Thanks for your assistance gathering this information for me.

Yours faithfully,

Derek Collier

Highways England, Highways England Company Limited

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EM&WM speedenforcement, Highways England Company Limited

Dear Mr Collier

 

Thank you for your enquiry concerning speed restrictions on the M5, 19
September 2020 at 17:00 and 18:00hrs. The information you have requested
is information we make available to the public on a regular basis. Your
request has been handled under normal business practices and not in
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Regulations.

According to our records from 17:00hrs the signal at location was set to
50mph due to ‘stranded vehicle’, through to 17:17:49hrs when the signal
was set at 40mph. At 17:51:46hrs the signal went into national speed. For
information with regards to the number of excess speed offences recorded
for each of the periods above for example 50mph, 17:05 to 17:10, 12
offences ; 40mph, 17:10 to 17:18, 15 offences etc, this is not accessible
by Highways England as only the regional police will have such
information. Please contact West Mercia police for the information. Also,
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Dear EM&WM speedenforcement,

Thank-you for the information you have provided so far.
I am happy with the response to points 1 & 3 in my initial request.
However point 2 has not been responded to, I have copied it below:

'For each period the limit was in operation the gantry number/locations along with the warning sign displayed for each lane of the variable speed limit.'

Please provide the information above as requested, thanks.

Yours sincerely,

Derek Collier

EM&WM speedenforcement, Highways England Company Limited

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Dear Mr Collier
Thank you for your enquiry.
Please see attached data which contains information that was sent in our initial email to you. This data relates only to the live speed camera location on the M5 J4 and provides answers to your question which read:
'For each period the limit was in operation the gantry number/locations along with the warning sign displayed for each lane of the variable speed limit.'.
The data shows times the signal (SIG) was displayed.
Message (MSS) indicates times messages were displayed at the gantry.
Equipment ref: the camera location reference.
Implementation reason: why the signal was set
Date and time of setting as referenced. This shows signal setting changes and times in which they occurred.
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Kind regards
Maria
Speed Enforcement.
Highways England | The Cube | 199 Wharfside street Birmingham. B1 1RN.
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