Motorway roadworks speed limits going up.

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Motorway roadworks speed limits going up.

Post by PhilB » Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:44 am

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Re: Motorway roadworks speed limits going up.

Post by Jeff123 » Sun Jul 26, 2020 2:46 pm

They need to be a bit braver still and raise the speed limit to 80 from 70.
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Re: Motorway roadworks speed limits going up.

Post by BRC » Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:53 pm

Can't see any problem raising it to 60 mph especially when there seems to mile after mile of inactivity. I've often thought the “men working” signs are a bit of a misnomer.
Agree with Jeff123 an increase to 80 mph would also be welcome.
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Re: Motorway roadworks speed limits going up.

Post by JAGDH » Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:11 pm

Definitely. I thought in the past they’d said 80mph would likely be possible on smart motorways since they can lower and enforce it when necessary such as when weather in adverse.

As far as I am aware without the smart motorways the old orange flashing speed signs aren’t enforceable directly (although you could be pulled over for reckless driving if one of those said 40 and you were going 70 I’d imagine)
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Re: Motorway roadworks speed limits going up.

Post by PhilB » Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:24 am

JAGDH wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 5:11 pm
As far as I am aware without the smart motorways the old orange flashing speed signs aren’t enforceable directly (although you could be pulled over for reckless driving if one of those said 40 and you were going 70 I’d imagine)
The amber speed signs on the small boards in the centre of the motorway are advisory only.
In simple terms, on a motorway the speed limit has to have a red circle around the speed limit like you see on the overhead gantry signs for it to be legally enforceable.
However ignoring the yellow advisory signs could be at your own peril.
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