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Variable Speed Limit (18175/19)


Could you please e mail the following information relating to the variable speed limits imposed on the M6 south bound between the hours of 1000 and 1600 on the17/08/2019 between M54 and J10.

  • The displayed speed limits and the times and duration
  • The road conditions for the above
  • The traffic flow for the above
  • The number of offences committed for each period
  • The reason for the displayed speeds
  • Were the displayed limits computer generated
  • Did an operative have overview of the displays


Please find attached our response.

Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from a number of data sources used by forces for police purposes. The detail collected to respond specifically to your request is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when interpreting those data.

The figures provided therefore are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.

If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.