Motorists fight speeding fines after signage error

Hundreds of motorists are reported to be planning to take action against Transport for London over inaccurate road signs which have left many of them with speeding fines and points on their driving licences.

BBC London reports that the sign, on the A20 at Sidcup, south-east London, shows 50mph, but the actual limit is 40mph – something not reflected by a sign on the eastbound side of the road.

TfL has said a temporary 40mph speed limit was put in due to surface water flooding but a solicitor representing affected drivers told the BBC all fines and points should be cancelled as the signs are wrong.

The Government is currently planning Digital Traffic Regulation Orders which would put correct speed limits on sat navs and mapping, and is designed to reduce the risk of mistakes happening.

(Picture – Yay Images)

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