All M5, M6 and motorway points around Birmingham where drivers could face a £100 fine

With drivers driving in closed lanes being fined for a new highway camera charge, we highlight all the hotspots in the area where police can enforce this law.

Police forces can impose a £100 fine and three penalty points on a driver’s license or assist anyone driving in a closed lane with a red X on the sled and now have auto-detection cameras to assist them.

Smart highways have been upgraded to add red X and high-tech camera systems to better manage traffic flow and reduce congestion by opening and closing lanes and using variable speed limits.

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While Highways England said it would “not be appropriate” to highlight where auto-detection cameras are currently located, it said police forces could apply any red X and “ignoring this important highway signal is illegal”.

Locations of all routes with smart highway feature and red X closed lane markings in the region:

Open M5 :

Highway runs between nearby Junction 4a Bromsgrove and Junction 6 Worcester Upgraded with the latest smart technology Worcestershire.

Open M6 :

Junction 4 Chelmsley Wood to Junction 5 Bromwich Castle.

Great Barr Junction 7 to Junction 8 at the nearby M6 and M5 junction Wednesday.

Between Junction 2 in Coventry and Junction 4 near Coleshill.

M6/M54 slipway to Junction 10 Walsall.

Open M42 :

from exchange with M40 3A Shirley Junction to Junction 7 Chelmsley Wood.

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new automatic cameras can now catch you for driving in X-marked lanes on nationwide highways.

A spokesperson for UK Highways said: “Police have now started enforcing Red X crimes using auto-detection with cameras. This is beyond their current jurisdiction.

“Police forces are responsible for enforcing red X crimes, and it would not be appropriate for us to stress where auto-detection is currently located, but drivers should be aware that all police forces can apply a red X and it is illegal to ignore this basic highway signal.”

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