Wednesday 19th November 2014
Be Wiser Insurance

On a quiet road in South Yorkshire the Police netted a whole bunch of speeders caught out by a fake speed limit sign. Jokers had put up the signs reading “40” while the actual limit was “30”.

The story was covered in a new report by Autoexpress:

“The signs were in place for three days before being removed by the council, which was alerted after the local paper received a call from an unhappy driver who had been fined.

Police were unable to say exactly how many drivers fell foul of the pranksters and were caught out by a mobile camera van set up just across the road from the fake signs. But Auto Express found forged traffic signs available to buy online for just £21.

There’s a legal requirement for highways authorities to ensure accurate road signs are displayed, and police should also check the speed limit is correctly shown before enforcement.”

This is obviously a one-off occurrence but it is important for drivers to know the correct speed limit especially as speeding fines are due to increase.

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