National Highways and emergency services issue Red X warning

Drivers are being reminded that enforcement cameras can now be used to automatically detect vehicles passing illegally under a Red X or entering the lane beyond a Red X, which can result in a fixed penalty of up to £100 and three points or, in some cases, more severe penalties or a court appearance.  The Red […]

Drivers warned they’ll get points and a fine for ignoring Red X

The Central Motorway Police Group has issued a tweet warning drivers they face punishment for driving under Red X signs on the M6. Officers were dealing with a crash on the motorway near Stafford on Monday 2 January and the signs were closing lanes to allow for recovery. However CMPG Tweeted that more than a […]

Red X fines not always being enforced on motorways

The Transport Minister Baroness Vere has revealed that the enforcement of fines for peopled driving underneath a Red X on a motorway is hit-and-miss, because it requires a Police Officer to sign off the penalty before it can be levied. Auto Express has spotted comments made during a Transport Committee meeting in Parliament where Baroness […]

M25 driver caught ignoring red ‘X’ sign loses court battle

A driver has been ordered to pay nearly £1,000 in fines and costs after losing a court battle to overturn a fixed penalty notice for driving under a red X on the M25 in 2018. reports they were among nearly 300 drivers who were spotted travelling in closed lanes while Police dealt with a […]


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