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11,000 M42 speeders let-off

A sign error on M42 motorway may mean 11,000 speeders will be let-off. The Crown Prosecution Service said the signs showed mph numbers taller and narrower than they should have been.

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Highways Agency responds to 'unclear' M42 speed limit signs

The Highways Agency has released a statement following the Crown Prosecution Service accusing it of displaying unclear speed limits on the M42, which could see thousands of motorists let-off for speeding convictions.

We have resolved an issue relating to the font used on speeds signs on our motorways. The signs were always entirely legible and the mandatory speed limit clear. Following queries that suggested that this may not have been, we clarified the issue in November 2012.

– The Highways Agency

The signs, which were located on the motorway west of Coventry, showed the speed limit 'taller and narrower that they should have been', said Crown Prosecution Services.

More than 11,000 motorists may now receive their money back.

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