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Illuminated 40 sign closely followed by fixed 50 sign

Reported via desktop in the Sign issue category anonymously at 15:31, Monday 5 July 2021

Sent to National Highways less than a minute later

I left the M25 at Junc. 12 anti-clockwise on Sunday 4th July under a 40 mph limit. When I got to the point where the roads splits for North or Southbound, there was a gantry sign with de-restricted northbound, but still 40 southbound. Immediately beyond the gantry sign there was a fixed 50 sign. At no point was there a repeater sign to indicate the 40 limit was still in force. Was it? This is a common occurrence, and one I have reported before, but true to form, nothing has been done to rectify the situation.

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  • The illuminated 40 sign at the M25/M3 southbound junction cannot be manually raised apparently. Someone has decided that a computer dictates the speed, irrespective of the traffic flow or road conditions. Presumably that person does not travel on this stretch of road, nor have any driving experience.

    Posted anonymously at 16:12, Monday 2 August 2021
    Still open, via questionnaire

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